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Definition 1: established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules - [adjective denoting all]

(legal is similar to ...) authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law

"a legitimate government"

(legal is similar to ...) before a judge or court of law; awaiting judicial determination

(legal is similar to ...) ordered by a court of law

(legal is similar to ...) decreed by or proceeding from a court of justice

"a judicial decision"

(legal is similar to ...) of or relating to law or to legal rights and obligations

(legal is similar to ...) prescribed or authorized by or punishable under a statute

"statutory restrictions" "a statutory age limit" "statutory crimes" "statutory rape"

(legal is similar to ...) formally approved and invested with legal authority

(means also ...) of marriages and offspring; recognized as lawful

(means also ...) conformable to or allowed by law

"lawful methods of dissent"

(... are attributes of legal) lawfulness by virtue of conformity to a legal statute

Definition 2: of or relating to jurisprudence - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where legal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • legal loophole

Definition 3: relating to or characteristic of the profession of law - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where legal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the legal profession

Definition 4: allowed by official rules - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where legal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a legal pass receiver

(legal is similar to ...) qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen

"eligible to run for office" "eligible for retirement benefits" "an eligible bachelor"

(legal belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 5: having legal efficacy or force - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where legal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a sound title to the property

Synonyms for legal in the sense of this definition

(legal is similar to ...) well grounded in logic or truth or having legal force

"a valid inference" "a valid argument" "a valid contract"

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