Definitions of legally

  1. In a legal manner.
  2. According to law; lawfully.

Usage examples for legally

  1. The boy was of age and legally his own master. – The Lion and the Mouse A Story of an American Life by Charles Klein
  2. Her people are acting tyrant with her- as legally they have no right to do in this country, and I shall prove it to them. – The Tragic Comedians, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  3. We have staked three claims, which is all we can legally hold, and our records were only filed an hour and a half ago. – For the Allinson Honor by Harold Bindloss
  4. An American girl who has married a Duke is a good deal astonished to find that she is legally only plain " Madame So and So;" that when her husband does his military service there is no trace of the high- sounding title to be found in his official papers. – Worldly Ways and Byways by Eliot Gregory
  5. This was the opinion, it will be remembered, when the two communities were legally united, had but one head, wore clothes, and necessarily pursued a multitude of their interests in common. – The Monikins by J. Fenimore Cooper
  6. Well, Telzey said, legally they're rational. – Novice by James H. Schmitz
  7. If the right belonged to the Executive under the Constitution the passage of the bill would do no harm; if it belonged to Congress the bill would enable the President to exercise it legally. – The Life of Lyman Trumbull by Horace White
  8. Until it was proved that she was legally entitled to the fortune her father had left, she could not touch a cent of it. – John Marsh's Millions by Charles Klein Arthur Hornblow
  9. He was only fifteen, but already he had completed the four- year reading course and he could think a great deal more logically than seventy per cent of the people who were legally entitled to vote. – Null-ABC by Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
  10. There's no time legally to do what is right; I feel that there is not. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  11. Your father made it over to you legally, years ago. – The Lightning Conductor Discovers America by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
  12. But, by degrees, her courage returned to her, as she remembered that her cousin had told her that, as far as he could see, the necklace was legally her own. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  13. Then how could she be legally married? – The Mirror of Kong Ho by Ernest Bramah
  14. He should consult an authority about this transfer before he makes any more promises which may or may not be legally good. – The Crime of the French Café and Other Stories by Nicholas Carter
  15. Thus, when the cotton gin came fairly into use, slavery had been legally allowed in Georgia for nearly half a century. – Stories Of Georgia 1896 by Joel Chandler Harris
  16. " It is not legally yours- it is legally his," said another. – Delia Blanchflower by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  17. James Habersham, had great influence with the trustees; and it was mainly due to their efforts that the colonists were legally allowed to purchase and use negro slaves. – Stories Of Georgia 1896 by Joel Chandler Harris
  18. Yet legally I shouldn't have gotten more than seven years. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman