- 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" Similar lawfullegitimatelicitwithin the lawOpposite illegalcriminal
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 especially : statutory
adjective. permitted by law; lawful: Such acts are not legal. 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.
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1. permitted by law; lawful: Such acts are not legal. 2. of or pertaining to law; connected with the law or its administration: the legal profession. 3. appointed, established, or authorized by law; deriving authority from law. 4. recognized by law rather than by equity.
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.
The law as established in previous court decisions. A synonym for legal precedent. Akin to common law, which springs from tradition and judicial decisions. Caseload . The number of cases handled by a judge or a court. Cause of action . A legal claim. Chambers . The offices of a judge and his or her staff. Chapter 11
Legal system refers to a procedure or process for interpreting and enforcing the law. It elaborates the rights and responsibilities in a variety of ways. Three major legal systems of the world consist of civil law, common law and religious law. Jury system is a legal system for determining the facts at issue in a law suit.