- 1. of, based on, or concerned with the law: "the American legal system"
- 2. permitted by law: "he claimed that it had all been legal"
legal 1 of 2 adjective le· gal ˈlē-gəl Synonyms of legal 1 : of or relating to law She has many legal problems. 2 a : deriving authority from or founded on law : de jure a legal government b : having a formal status derived from law often without a basis in actual fact : titular a corporation is a legal but not a real person c : established by law
of or relating to law; connected with the law or its administration: the legal profession. appointed, established, or authorized by law; deriving authority from law. noun a person who acts in a legal manner or with legal authority. Usually legals . a foreigner who has entered or resides in a country legally.
legal definition: 1. connected with the law: 2. allowed by the law: 3. used to refer to a standard size of paper in…. Learn more.
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Of, relating to, or concerned with law: legal papers. 2. a. Established or recognized by law: a legal right. b. Authorized by law: the legal owner. c. Established legally other than by statute, as by a judicial opinion: a legal authority. 3. In conformity with or permitted by law: legal business operations.
1 day ago · 1. singular noun The law is a system of rules that a society or government develops in order to deal with crime, business agreements, and social relationships. You can also use the law to refer to the people who work in this system. Obscene and threatening phone calls are against the law.
Legal Conforming to the law; required or permitted by law; not forbidden by law. The term legal is often used by the courts in reference to an inference of the law formulated as a matter of construction, rather than established by actual proof, such as legal malice. West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc.