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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 le·gal /ˈligəl/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Le·gal a.
 1. 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. Theol. (a) According to the law of works, as distinguished from free grace; or resting on works for salvation. (b) According to the old or Mosaic dispensation; in accordance with the law of Moses.
 3. Law Governed by the rules of law as distinguished from the rules of equity; as, legal estate; legal assets.
 Legal cap. See under Cap.
 Legal tender. (a) The act of tendering in the performance of a contract or satisfaction of a claim that which the law prescribes or permits, and at such time and place as the law prescribes or permits. (b) That currency, or money, which the law authorizes a debtor to tender and requires a creditor to receive. It differs in different countries.
 Syn: -- Lawful; constitutional; legitimate; licit; authorized. See Lawful.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: established by or founded upon law or official or accepted
             rules [ant: illegal]
      2: of or relating to jurisprudence; "legal loophole"
      3: having legal efficacy or force; "a sound title to the
         property" [syn: sound]
      4: relating to or characteristic of the profession of law; "the
         legal profession"
      5: allowed by official rules; "a legal pass receiver"