legality Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"legality" in British English

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legalitynoun [U]

uk   /liːˈɡæl.ə.ti/  us   /-t̬i/
the ​fact that something is ​allowed by the ​law: Six ​journalistssought to ​challenge in ​court the legality of the ​ban on ​broadcasting.legalities [plural] the things that are ​demanded by ​law: I'm not ​sure about the legalities, but I ​suggest we go ​ahead with the ​plan and ​see what ​happens.
(Definition of legality from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"legality" in American English

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legalitynoun [U]

 us   /liˈɡæl·ɪ·t̬i/
the ​fact or ​state of being ​allowed by ​law: Attorneys questioned the legality of the ​police officer’s ​actions.
(Definition of legality from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"legality" in Business English

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legalitynoun

uk   us   /liːˈɡæləti/ LAW
[U] the ​state of being ​legal: the legality of sth Negotiations are taking ​place between ​Justice Department ​officials and White ​House aides over the legality of the wiretapping ​program.
legalities [plural] the ​legalrules that are involved in something: the legalities of sth A good ​lawyer should ​help you understand the legalities of the ​contract you are ​signing.
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(Definition of legality from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “legality”
in Arabic قانونِيّة…
in Korean 합법성…
in Portuguese legalidade…
in Catalan legalitat…
in Japanese 合法性…
in Chinese (Simplified) 合法,合法性…
in Turkish yasallık, yasaya uygunluk…
in Russian законность…
in Chinese (Traditional) 合法,合法性…
in Italian legalità…
in Polish legalność…
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