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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section IV. Moral Affections
5. Institutions
 
963. Legality.
 
  
NOUN:LEGALITY, legitimacy, legitimateness; legitimatization, legitimization.
  LAW, code, corpus juris [L.], constitution, pandect, charter, act, enactment, statute, rule; canon (precept) [See Precept]; ordinance, institution, regulation; by-law or bye-law; rescript, decree (order) [See Command]; ordonnance; standing order; plebiscite (choice) [See Choice]; legislature.
  legal process; form, formula, formality, rite, arm of the law; habeas corpus [L.]; fieri facias [L.].
  equity, common law; lex scripta [L.]; lex non scripta [L.], unwritten law; law of nations, droit des gens [F.], international law, jus gentium [L.]; jus civile [L.]; civil -, canon -, crown -, criminal -, statute -, ecclesiastical- law; lex mercatoria [L.].
  constitutionalism, constitutionality; justice [See Right].
  [SCIENCE OF LAW] jurisprudence, nomology; legislation, codification, nomography.
  
VERB:LEGALIZE, legitimate, legitimize, legitimatize; enact, ordain; decree (order) [See Command]; pass a law, legislate; codify, formulate, formalize, regularize, authorize.
  
ADJECTIVE:LEGAL, legitimate; according to law; vested, constitutional, chartered, legalized; lawful (permitted) [See Permission]; statutable, statutory; legislatorial, legislative; judicial, juridical; nomistic, nomothetical.
  
ADVERB:LEGALLY &c. adj.; in the eye of the law; de jure [L.].
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Ignorantia legis neminem excusat.
  2. Where law ends tyranny begins.—Earl of Chatham
  3. The majesty and power of law and justice.—II Henry IV
  4. The Law, our kingdom’s golden chaine.—Dekker
  5. There is a higher law than the Constitution.—Seward
  6. The gladsome light of jurisprudence.—Coke
  7. We must not make a scarecrow of the law.—Measure for Measure
  8. The lawless science of our law.—Tennyson

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