What does legal mean?

Definitions for legal
ˈli gəlle·gal

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word legal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. legal(adj)

    established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules

  2. legal(adj)

    of or relating to jurisprudence

    "legal loophole"

  3. legal, sound, effectual(adj)

    having legal efficacy or force

    "a sound title to the property"

  4. legal(adj)

    relating to or characteristic of the profession of law

    "the legal profession"

  5. legal(adj)

    allowed by official rules

    "a legal pass receiver"

Wiktionary

  1. legal(Noun)

    Paper in sheets 8½ in × 14 in (215.9 mm × 355.6 mm).

  2. legal(Adjective)

    Relating to the law or to lawyers, as in legal profession.

  3. legal(Adjective)

    Having its basis in the law, such as legal precedent.

  4. legal(Adjective)

    Being allowed or prescribed by law, such as a legal motion.

  5. legal(Adjective)

    Above the age of consent, most often concerning attractive but young adolescent girls.

  6. Origin: From legalis, from lex.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Legal(adj)

    created by, permitted by, in conformity with, or relating to, law; as, a legal obligation; a legal standard or test; a legal procedure; a legal claim; a legal trade; anything is legal which the laws do not forbid

  2. Legal(adj)

    according to the law of works, as distinguished from free grace; or resting on works for salvation

  3. Legal(adj)

    according to the old or Mosaic dispensation; in accordance with the law of Moses

  4. Legal(adj)

    governed by the rules of law as distinguished from the rules of equity; as, legal estate; legal assets

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Legal

    lē′gal, adj. pertaining to, or according to, law: lawful: created by law: (theol.) according to the Mosaic law or dispensation.—n. Lē′galisātion.—v.t. Lē′galise, to make legal or lawful: to authorise: to sanction.—ns. Lē′galism, strict adherence to law: (theol.) the doctrine that salvation depends on strict adherence to the law, as distinguished from the doctrine of salvation by grace: the tendency to observe the letter rather than the spirit of religious law; Lē′galist; Legal′ity.—adv. Lē′gally.—Legal tender, that which can be lawfully used in paying a debt. [Fr.,—L. legalislex, legis, law.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. legal

    Loosely used to mean ‘in accordance with all the relevant rules’, esp. in connection with some set of constraints defined by software. “The older =+ alternate for += is no longer legal syntax in ANSI C.” “This parser processes each line of legal input the moment it sees the trailing linefeed.” Hackers often model their work as a sort of game played with the environment in which the objective is to maneuver through the thicket of ‘natural laws’ to achieve a desired objective. Their use of legal is flavored as much by this game-playing sense as by the more conventional one having to do with courts and lawyers. Compare language lawyer, legalese.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'legal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #735

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'legal' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1602

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'legal' in Adjectives Frequency: #87

How to pronounce legal?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say legal in sign language?

  1. legal

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of legal in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of legal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of legal in a Sentence

  1. Dalton Tolbert:

    This legal process is a joke.

  2. Claudia Center:

    This is relatively new legal ground.

  3. The Justice Department:

    Under current law and legal rulings.

  4. Jimmy Gurule:

    Now we are in this legal black hole.

  5. Fadi Khoury:

    I'm so wrapped up in the legal battle.

Images & Illustrations of legal

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