- 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
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Examples from the Web for legal
What if there were a legal dispute between the foreign investor and his or her Egyptian partners or collaborators?
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|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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.
Now you will no longer dare to prevent me from claiming my rights or dispute my legal title.The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume II (of 2)|Alexandre Dumas pre
Coyle Pardon me, the legal estate you have your equity of redemption.Our American Cousin|Tom Taylor
In imitation of foreign ways, a flat coin was introduced made of lead, and the old sea-shell was abolished as legal currency.The Kingdom of the Yellow Robe|Ernest Young
In the solitude of his legal sanctum, Richard Gilbert, with frowning brow and gloomy eyes, read this blighting epistle.Norine's Revenge; Sir Noel's Heir|May Agnes Fleming
His fortune is left him on condition that he forms no legal tie.Two on a Tower|Thomas Hardy
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Word Origin for legal
Word Origin and History 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.)).