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Adjective: legal  lee-gul
  1. Established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules
  2. Having legal efficacy or force
    "a legal title to the property";
    - sound, effectual
  3. (sport) allowed by official rules
    "a legal pass receiver"
  4. Of or relating to jurisprudence
    "legal loophole"
  5. Relating to or characteristic of the profession of law
    "the legal profession"

See also: court-ordered, eligible, judicial, jural, juristic, lawful, legality, legalness [rare], legit [informal], legitimate, licit, ratified, sanctioned, statutory, sub judice, valid

Antonym: illegal

Encyclopedia: Legal, Alberta