- 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.
- legal age,
- legal aid,
- legal aid society,
- legal blindness,
- legal cap
Origin of legal
Examples from the Web for legally
In our headlong quest for a legally perfect society, we don’t take the time to take stock of what‘s been created so far.
Interestingly, if Grimm is expelled, he is not legally prohibited from running in the special election for his seat.
The two girls were legally emancipated and returned to the Covington household.
Administration lawyers also approved the "enhanced interrogation techniques" and said they were legally permissible.
Because you were covering up for actions that may or may not have been legally authorized.After Torture Report, Our Moral Authority As a Nation Is Gone|Nick Gillespie|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From Kennicott she discovered that it was legally organized with a mayor and city-council and wards.Main Street|Sinclair Lewis
And according to canon and statute law they were legally married, nor could anything short of a divorce part them again.Earl Hubert's Daughter|Emily Sarah Holt
Are we to include works written by authors then legally residents of the state, afterwards citizens of other states?Publications of the Mississippi Historical Society, Volume I (of 14)|Mississippi Historical Society
A concubine may be a woman who has a defined and legally guaranteed relation to one man, if the mores have so determined.Folkways|William Graham Sumner
However that may have been, Mr. Egan seems to me now to have had legally much the advantage of Mrs. Lewis.Ireland Under Coercion (2nd ed.) (2 of 2) (1888)|William Henry Hurlbert
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.)).