Part of speech: adverb

According to law; lawfully.

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Usage examples "legally":

  1. " I want to ask you," he said, " whether an infant in law can legally bind himself." - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  2. Up to that time he had given no thought whatever to his estate, beyond the fact that he had been undoubtedly adjudged legally dead and his property divided. - "The Breaking Point", Mary Roberts Rinehart.
  3. I gave him my word of honour that I would marry her legally, give her and her child my name, and provide for them as well as I could. - "The Heart of Rome", Francis Marion Crawford.