legal
le·gal /'lē-gəl/ adj [Latin legalis, from leg- lex law]
1: of or relating to law or the processes of law
a legal question
take legal action
2 a: deriving authority from or founded on law
a legal tariff rate
a legal government
b: fulfilling the requirements of law
a legal voter
c: having a status derived from law: recognized as such by law
a legal certainty
d: created by operation of esp. statutory law
a legal presumption compare conventional 1, judicial 2
e: established by law
the legal test for mental capacity
3: conforming to or permitted by law: lawful
a referendum to make gambling legal
4: recognized or made effective under principles of law as distinguished from principles of equity: deriving from or existing or valid in law as distinguished from equity see also equity compare equitable
5 a: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of the profession of law or one of its members
a corporate legal department
the legal community
b: of or relating to the study of law
le·gal·ly adv

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

legal
I adjective according to the law, allowable, allowed, approved, authorized, authorized by law, cognizable in courts of law, constitutional, decreed, enforceable in a court of law, established by law, good and effectual in law, governed by law, in conformity with law, lawful, legalized, legitimate, legitimus, licit, permissible, permitted by law, prescribed, prescribed by law, proper, quod ex lege, recognized by the law, required by law, rightful, sanctioned, secundum leges fit, statutory, sufficient in law, valid, warranted, within the law associated concepts: legal action, legal age, legal arrest, legal beneficiaries, legal capacity to sue, legal cause, legal claim, legal consideration, legal damages, legal detriment, legal disability, legal duty, legal entity, legal heir, legal notice, legal obligation, legal presumption, legal proceedings, legal process, legal remedy, legal representative, legal tender, legal title foreign phrases:
- Id possumus quod de jure possumus. — We may do only that which we are able to do lawfully
II index admissible, allowable, allowed, choate lien, civic, de jure, due (regular), forensic, honest, jural, juridical, just, justifiable, lawful, legitimate (rightful), licit, permissible, rightful, statutory, valid

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


legal
adj.
(1) Having to do with law; related to principles of law as opposed to equity.
(2) In accordance with law; lawful.
adv.
legally

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


legal

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


legal
In accordance with and not in violation of the law; having any relation to the law.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


legal
Conforming to the law; required or permitted by law; not forbidden by law.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


legal
Conforming to the law; required or permitted by law; not forbidden by law.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

legal
adj., adv.
   according to law, not in violation of law or anything related to the law.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • légal — légal, ale, aux [ legal, o ] adj. • 1361; lat. imp. legalis, de lex, legis « loi » → loyal 1 ♦ Qui a valeur de loi, résulte de la loi, est conforme à la loi. ⇒ juridique, réglementaire. Dispositions légales. Formalités, formes légales, prescrites …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • légal — légal, ale (lé gal, ga l ) adj. 1°   Qui est prescrit par la loi. Formalités légales.    Qui est selon la loi. Voies légales. Moyens légaux. •   Charles [1er, d Angleterre] avait des vertus domestiques, du courage, de la modération, de la probité …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • legal — LEGÁL, Ă, legali, e, adj. Care există sau se face în temeiul unei legi, care este prevăzut de o lege, este conform cu legea. – Din fr. légal, lat. legalis. Trimis de RACAI, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  Legal ≠ ilegal, nelegal Trimis de siveco,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Legal — Le gal (l[=e] gal), a. [L. legalis, fr. lex, legis, law; prob. orig., that which lies or is fixed (cf. L. lectus bed), and if so akin to E. lie, law: cf. F. l[ e]gal. Cf. {Lie} to be prostrate, {Loyal}, {Leal}.] 1. Created by, permitted by, in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • legal — (Del lat. legālis). 1. adj. Prescrito por ley y conforme a ella. 2. Perteneciente o relativo a la ley o al derecho. 3. Verídico, puntual, fiel y recto en el cumplimiento de las funciones de su cargo. 4. coloq. Esp. Leal o formal en su… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • legal — [lē′gəl] adj. [MFr légal < L legalis < lex (gen. legis), law, prob. < IE base * leg̑ , to collect > L legere, Gr legein, to collect] 1. of, created by, based upon, or authorized by law 2. in conformity with the positive rules of law;… …   English World dictionary

  • Legal — bezeichnet eine Gesetzeskonformität, siehe Legalität ein heute noch in den USA und in Kanada benutztes Papierformat, siehe Legal (Papierformat) Legal ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Ernst Legal, Schauspieler Marga Legal, Schauspielerin… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • legal — Adj std. stil. (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. lēgālis, einer Ableitung von l. lēx (lēgis) Gesetzesvorschlag, Gesetz, Verordnung , vielleicht weiter zu l. legere (lēctum) lesen, ablesen, vorlesen , verwandt mit gr. légein zählen, berechnen… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • legal — (adj.) mid 15c. of or pertaining to the law, from M.Fr. légal or directly from L. legalis legal, pertaining to the law, from lex (gen. legis) law, possibly related to legere to gather, on notion of a collection of rules (see LECTURE (Cf. lecture) …   Etymology dictionary

  • legal — adj. 2 g. 1. De lei. 2. Conforme com a lei, ou por ela prescrito. 3.  [Brasil, Informal] Que está em ordem. = CERTO, REGULARIZADO 4.  [Brasil, Informal] Que denota qualidades positivas (ex.: óculos legais, filme legal, garota legal, sugestão… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

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