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adverb legally pronunciation in British English /ˈliːɡəli/
  1. according to the law
    Parents are legally obliged to make sure their children attend school.
    Legally, the shareholders are the owners of the company.
    legally binding (=needing to be obeyed according to the law): Once you’ve signed the agreement, it becomes a legally binding document.

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