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legal

Definition of legal

Etymology

    From Latin lēgālis ("legal"), from lēx ("law").

Pronunciation

  • (RP) IPA: /liː.ɡəl/, SAMPA: /li:g.@l/
  • Rhymes: -iːɡəl
  • (US) IPA: /ligəl/
  • Audio (US) [?]

Adjective

legal (comparative more legal, superlative most legal)

  1. Relating to the law or to lawyers, as in legal profession.
  2. Something which has a basis in the law, such as legal precedent.
  3. Something which is allowed or prescribed by law, such as a legal motion.

Antonyms

Derived terms

  • legal beagle
  • legal duty
  • legal eagle
  • legality
  • legalese
  • paralegal

References:

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