See also: Legal, légal, and legâl

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin lēgālis ‎(legal), from lēx ‎(law). Doublet of loyal and leal.

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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”, in 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”, in 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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NounEdit

legal ‎(uncountable)

  1. (informal) The legal department of a company.
    Legal wants this in writing.
  2. (US, Canada) Paper in sheets 8½ in × 14 in (215.9 mm × 355.6 mm).

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Most common English words before 1923: winter · expect · nation · #964: legal · spread · enter · consider

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin lēgālis. Compare the inherited doublet lleial.

AdjectiveEdit

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]

AdjectiveEdit

legal

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

InflectionEdit

Inflection of legal
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular legal
Neuter singular legalt
Plural legale
Definite legale

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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin lēgālis.

AdjectiveEdit

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 ‎(not comparable)

  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, good

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For usage examples of this term, see Citations:legal.

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French légal.

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legal m, n ‎(feminine singular legală, masculine plural legali, feminine and neuter plural legale)

  1. legal, lawful

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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legal m, f ‎(plural legales)

  1. legal

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SwedishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

legal (not comparable)

  1. legal

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of legal
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular legal
Neuter singular legalt
Plural legala
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 legale
All legala
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

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