noun, plural le·gal·i·ties.

  1. the state or quality of being in conformity with the law; lawfulness.
  2. attachment to or observance of law.
  3. Usually legalities. a duty or obligation imposed by law.
  4. Theology. reliance on good works for salvation rather than on free grace.

noun plural -ties

  1. the state or quality of being legal or lawful
  2. 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).

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