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Definition of Legality


  1. The state or quality of being legal; conformity to law.
  2. A conformity to, and resting upon, the letter of the law.

Legality Quotations

The fate of every democracy, of every government based on the sovereignty of the people, depends on the choices it makes between these opposite principles, absolute power on the one hand, and on the other the restraints of legality and the authority of tradition.
John Acton

So my own suspicion is that the attorney has stopped this prosecution because part of her defence was to question legality and that would have brought his advice into the public domain again and there was something fishy about the way in which he said war was legal.
Clare Short

People should not be imprisoned without having the ability to challenge the legality of that imprisonment.
Jeff Bingaman

Hitler never abandoned the cloak of legality; he recognized the enormous psychological value of having the law on his side. Instead, he turned the law inside out and made illegality legal.
Robert Byrd

Embryonic stem cell research is legal in America, and nothing in the administration's current policy affects that legality; 400 lines are currently being used to conduct embryonic stem cell research, both in the private sector and by the Federal Government.
Roger Wicker
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Legality Translations

legality in Norwegian is lovlighet
legality in Spanish is legitimidad, legalidad
legality in Swedish is laglighet
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