noun, plural le·gal·i·ties.
- the state or quality of being in conformity with the law; lawfulness.
- attachment to or observance of law.
- Usually legalities. a duty or obligation imposed by law.
- Theology. reliance on good works for salvation rather than on free grace.
noun plural -ties
- the state or quality of being legal or lawful
- adherence to legal principles
n.mid-15c., from Middle French légalité, from Medieval Latin legalitatem (nominative legalitas), from Latin legalis “pertaining to the law” (see legal).