- of or relating to the Mosaic Law.
- of or relating to the doctrine that salvation is gained by good works rather than through free grace.
Origin of legal
Synonyms for legal
Related Words for legalfair, constitutional, statutory, valid, legitimate, lawful, proper, juridical, contractual, acknowledged, authorized, clean, due, enforced, forensic, granted, innocent, judicial, just, justifiable
Examples from the Web for legal
Contemporary Examples of legal
What if there were a legal dispute between the foreign investor and his or her Egyptian partners or collaborators?Amal Clooney vs. Egypt’s Courts
January 4, 2015
However, legal issues are only one of the things standing between an ex-prisoner and a job.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside
January 3, 2015
Disagreements will focus on right and wrong, not parsing of legal language.
The legal jungle must be bulldozed, and replaced by radically simpler framework of goals and principles.
What you see is a massive, well-intentioned, legal junk pile.
Historical Examples of legal
But moral conviction and legal proof are quite different things.Brave and Bold
He dealt with the question on theological, legal and social grounds.
By this measure all legal proceedings for the recovery of church rates were abolished.
There is a legal limit to physical cruelty; and there are also human limits to it.
The eight children do not belong to the woman in any real or legal sense.
Word Origin for legal
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.)).