legal

[ lee-guhl ]
/ ˈli gəl /

adjective

noun

Origin of legal

1490–1500; < Latin lēgālis of the law, equivalent to lēg- (stem of lēx) law + -ālis -al1

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legal

/ (ˈliːɡəl) /

adjective

established by or founded upon law; lawful
of or relating to law
recognized, enforceable, or having a remedy at law rather than in equity
relating to or characteristic of the profession of law

Derived Forms

legally, adverb

Word Origin for legal

C16: from Latin lēgālis, from lēx law
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