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adverb as in in accordance with the law

adverb as in in a manner suggestive of the law

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It meets all EPA and NSF guidelines to remove bacteria and protozoa, though there is no legal requirement for filters to do so.

Parker said he was not aware of any other legal actions the state was taking against the business that could lead to it being shut down.

Before joining the Labor Department last year, she’d worked for legal organizations that serve low-wage workers, including immigrants, on labor-related issues.

In a filing to the Supreme Court, Hall’s attorneys told the justices that the government should not rush to execute a federal prisoner in the middle of a pandemic that makes it difficult for Hall to work with his legal team and seek clemency.

The Division of Elections rejected the recall petition, based on Clarkson’s legal advice, but Alaska courts have ruled the effort could proceed.

In our headlong quest for a legally perfect society, we don’t take the time to take stock of what‘s been created so far.

It is freedom, and accountable both legally and socially to the free choices of others around them.

Interestingly, if Grimm is expelled, he is not legally prohibited from running in the special election for his seat.

The two girls were legally emancipated and returned to the Covington household.

Administration lawyers also approved the "enhanced interrogation techniques" and said they were legally permissible.

A call therefore to transact any business that may be legally presented is not sufficient.

The business of a pawnbroker is legally regulated by statute, and the states usually require him to get a license.

A meeting may be legally held though one of its members is incapable, physically or mentally, from receiving notice.

Unless this is fixed by charter or by the stockholders they can get nothing, for they cannot legally vote salaries to themselves.

They could not legally make such loans, for no one would represent the bank.


On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to legally, such as: constitutionally, justly, lawfully, legitimately, admittedly, and allowably.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.