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[med-i-koh-lee-guh l]
  1. pertaining to medicine and law or to forensic medicine.
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Origin of medicolegal

First recorded in 1825–35; medico- + legal
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Examples from the Web for medico-legal

Historical Examples of medico-legal

  • Bagley was not ten seconds in getting the medico-legal man's ear.

    The Mystery of Murray Davenport

    Robert Neilson Stephens

  • Will you draw up your medico-legal report while I continue my inquest?

  • Poisoning by tobacco has not often risen to medico-legal discussion.

    The Truth about Opium

    William H. Brereton

  • When it is a question of legal medicine, the medico-legal expert must be the judge.

    The Criminal

    Havelock Ellis

  • It is more important in its medico-legal relations than any other.

    Sleep and Its Derangements

    William A. Hammond

Word Origin and History for medico-legal


1835, from medico- + legal.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

medico-legal in Medicine


  1. Of, relating to, or concerned with medicine and law.
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