Legal definitions

lē'gəl
Of, relating to, or concerned with law.

Legal papers.

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In conformity with or permitted by law.

Legal business operations.

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Recognized or enforced by law rather than by equity.
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In terms of or created by the law.

A legal offense.

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Applicable to or characteristic of attorneys or their profession.
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Acceptable or allowable under official rules.

A legal forward pass.

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Of, created by, based upon, or authorized by law.
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A legal notice, especially an advertisement.
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In conformity with the positive rules of law; permitted by law.

A legal act.

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That can be enforced in a court of law.

Legal rights.

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Of or applicable to lawyers.

Legal ethics.

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In terms of the law.

A legal offense.

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At or above the statutory age at which one may, variously, consent to sexual intercourse, purchase alcoholic beverages, etc.
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The definition of legal is something connected to law or a government’s system of rules.

An example of legal is the type of action that will be decided by a court.

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Relating to the law or to lawyers.

Legal profession.

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Having its basis in the law.

Legal precedent.

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Established or recognized by law.

A legal right.

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Authorized by law.

The legal owner.

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Established legally other than by statute, as by a judicial opinion.

A legal authority.

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A person who is legally authorized to live and work in a country.
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A person or department providing legal assistance.
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Being allowed or prescribed by law.

Legal motion.

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(informal) Above the age of consent or the legal drinking age.
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(US, Canada) Paper in sheets 8½ in × 14 in (215.9 mm × 355.6 mm).
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A town in Alberta, Canada.
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Origin of legal

Middle English from Old French from Latin lēgālis from lēx lēg- law leg- in Indo-European roots