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"legally" in British English

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legallyadverb

uk   us   /ˈliː.ɡəl.i/
B2 as ​stated by the ​law: Children under 16 are not legally ​allowed to ​buycigarettes.

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(Definition of legally from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"legally" in Business English

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legallyadverb

uk   us   /ˈliːɡəli/ LAW
according to the ​laws of a country or ​state: Immigrant ​workers must ​carry an ​identitycard proving they are in the country legally. The ​public is being denied ​access to ​information to which it is legally ​entitled. Your ​employer is not legally ​obliged to continue ​paying your ​salary. At the moment I am legally ​bound not to ​talk about it. These ​agreements will be legally ​enforceable as from May next ​year.
legally binding a legally ​bindingagreement, ​contract, decision, etc. is one that the ​law says you must obey: Each ​order that is ​acceptedconstitutes a legally ​bindingcontract between the ​seller and the ​purchaser.
(Definition of legally from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “legally”
in Chinese (Simplified) 依法,按照法律…
in Chinese (Traditional) 依法,按照法律…
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