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legal cap

ruled writing paper in tablet form, measuring approximately 8½ × 13 to 14 inches (22 × 33 to 36 cm).
Origin of legal cap
An Americanism dating back to 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He drew towards him several sheets of legal cap, and began to write as she dictated.

  • It was not written upon club paper, nor had it any private monogram; in fact, it was on legal cap.

    Stage Confidences Clara Morris
  • He took his pen and began to write rapidly on a pad of legal cap paper.

    The Sins of the Father

    Thomas Dixon
  • As his opponent began to speak, Martin lazily read through his papers, making an occasional note on a loose sheet of legal cap.

    The Case and Exceptions

    Frederick Trevor Hill
  • She had taken a fine large block of "legal cap" and set down their fifteen men thereon, with casual comment.

    The Crux Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • He scratched among his papers, and produced some legal cap and a bunch of notes.

    The Crisis, Complete Winston Churchill
  • Pen drew from her suitcase a fold of legal cap papers which she opened and passed to the Secretary.

    Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
  • One day a middle-aged money-making lawyer, who bought his legal cap and ink of her, asked her across the counter to marry him.

  • “I never thought it would be so hard,” she said to herself when she had finished the tale and copied it out on legal cap paper.

  • The brief consists of fifteen pages of legal cap paper only four of which are here given.

British Dictionary definitions for legal cap

legal cap

(US) ruled writing paper, about 8 by 131/2 inches with the fold at the top, for use by lawyers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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