First, legal sex workers in frightening situations can threaten to call the police, which may discourage violent escalation.
He has had legal troubles before: a hacking conviction in 2008 and an insider-trading conviction in 2002.
Obamacare contains provisions that could lift these legal obstacles to efficient health-care integration.
AG: The president looks to the attorney general for legal advice.
What prompted you to write your first book, at the start of your legal career?
Have you got to get a legal permit to start those legs of yours?
Seeing that she was the only child and legal heiress of Krill, this was not difficult.
And so they would, if the marriage of which they were the offspring, were legal.
The extension of slavery ought to be barred by all legal means.
The district was quite deserted, and they had no reason to fear any legal penalty.
mid-15c. "of or pertaining to the law," from Middle French légal or directly from Latin legalis "legal, pertaining to the law," from lex (genitive legis) "law," possibly related to legere "to gather," on notion of "a collection of rules" (see lecture (n.)).
Sense of "permitted by law" is from 1640s. Related: Legally. The Old French form was leial, loial (see leal, loyal). Legal tender is from 1740.
Loosely used to mean "in accordance with all the relevant rules", especially in connection with some set of constraints defined by software. "The older =+ alternate for += is no longer legal syntax in ANSI C." "This parser processes each line of legal input the moment it sees the trailing linefeed." Hackers often model their work as a sort of game played with the environment in which the objective is to maneuver through the thicket of "natural laws" to achieve a desired objective. Their use of "legal" is flavoured as much by this game-playing sense as by the more conventional one having to do with courts and lawyers. Compare language lawyer, legalese.