VI. WORDS RELATING TO THE SENTIMENT AND MORAL POWERS

IV. MORAL AFFECTIONS

5. Institutions
Legality.

[Antonyms: illegality.]

[Nouns] legality; legitimacy, legitimateness.

legislature; law, code, corpus juris, constitution, pandect, charter, enactment, statute, rule; canon (precept) [more]; ordinance, institution, regulation; bylaw, byelaw; decree (order) [more]; ordonnance; standing order; plebiscite (choice) [more].

legal process; form, formula, formality; rite, arm of the law; habeas corpus; fieri facias.

[Science of law] jurisprudence, nomology; legislation, codification.

equity, common law; lex, lex nonscripta; law of nations, droit des gens, international law, jus gentium; jus civile; civil law, canon law, crown law, criminal law, statute law, ecclesiastical law; lex mercatoria.

constitutionalism, constitutionality; justice [more].

[Verbs] legalize; enact, ordain; decree (order) [more]; pass a law; legislate; codify, formulate.

[Adjectives] legal, legitimate; according to law; vested, constitutional, chartered, legalized; lawful (permitted) [more]; statutable, statutory; legislatorial, legislative.

[Adverbs] legally; in the eye of the law; de jure.

[Phrases] ignorantia legis neminem excusat; "where law ends tyranny begins" [Earl of Chatham].

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