- 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
Examples from the Web for legals
Historical Examples of legals
"Yeah, the Legals want the Crusader for their propaganda," he said wearily.
Used that, with a bit of my old reputation, to get your Mayor Gannett to give me the same from the Legals.
Pick out any place you want, train them to handle those damned Legals the way Murdoch handled the Stonewall boys.
The Legals simply came boiling down the street, equipped with long pikes with lead-weighted ends.
The Legals had never quite reached the front of the building, obviously, and were now cut into sections.
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.)).