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legal

See also: Legal

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin lēgālis (legal), from lēx (law). Compare loyal.

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legal (comparative more legal, superlative most legal)

  1. Relating to the law or to lawyers.
    • 2013 June 8, “Obama goes troll-hunting”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8839, page 55: 
      According to this saga of intellectual-property misanthropy, these creatures [patent trolls] roam the business world, buying up patents and then using them to demand extravagant payouts from companies they accuse of infringing them. Often, their victims pay up rather than face the costs of a legal battle.
    legal profession
  2. Having its basis in the law.
    legal precedent
  3. Being allowed or prescribed by law.
    • 2013 August 23, “Waking life”, The Economist, volume 408, number 8850: 
      After 50 years, legal segregation is a distant memory, and race in America is not the unbridgeable chasm it once was. The country has a black president. The sort of comity that King evoked, in which the descendants of slaves and of slave owners “sit down together at the table of brotherhood”, can be found in many places, including the Deep South. The rate of marriage between blacks and whites is rising.
    legal motion
  4. (informal) Above the age of consent or the legal drinking age.

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legal (uncountable)

  1. (US, Canada) Paper in sheets 8½ in × 14 in (215.9 mm × 355.6 mm).

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin lēgālis. Compare the inherited doublet lleial.

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legal m, f (masculine and feminine plural legals)

  1. legal

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /leɡaːl/, [leˈɡ̊æːˀl]

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legal (neuter legalt, definite and plural legale)

  1. legal (something that conforms to or is according to law)
  2. legitimate (conforming to accepted rules)

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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin lēgālis.

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legal m, f (plural legais)

  1. legal (having its basis in the law)

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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legal

  1. legal

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin lēgālis (legal), from lēx (law). Compare leal.

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legal m, f (plural legais; comparable)

  1. legal
  2. (Brazil, familiar) cool, nice (person)
  3. (Brazil, familiar) good (thing)

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  • (Portugal, cool): fixe

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French légal.

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legal 4 nom/acc forms

  1. legal, lawful

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin lēgālis, from lēx (law). Compare leal.

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legal m, f (plural legales)

  1. legal

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SwedishEdit

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legal

  1. legal

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