legally

legally
legally le‧gal‧ly [ˈliːgəli] adverb LAW
1. according to the law, or obeying the law:

• A pilot can legally fly up to eight hours in a 16-hour duty day.

• The new law would hold manufacturers, importers and dealers of certain firearms legally responsible for any injuries they inflict.

2. legally binding an agreement or document that is legally binding must be obeyed by law:

• Some of the new rules aren't legally binding unless adopted by individual states.

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legally UK US /ˈliːɡəli/ adverb LAW
according to the laws of a country or state: »

Immigrant workers must carry an identity card proving they are in the country legally.

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The public is being denied access to information to which it is legally entitled.

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Your employer is not legally obliged to continue paying your salary.

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At the moment I am legally bound not to talk about it.

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These agreements will be legally enforceable as from May next year.

legally binding — Cf. legally binding

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • legally — According to law; properly. As the word is used in a statute referring to the legally administered affairs of a bank, it is held to import a compliance with the statutes of the state, and particularly a compliance with the statutes regulating the …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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