Pronunciation: (lē-gal'i-tē), [key]
1. the state or quality of being in conformity with the law; lawfulness.
2. attachment to or observance of law.
3. Usually, legalities. a duty or obligation imposed by law.
4. Theol.reliance on good works for salvation rather than on free grace.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.