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legal

le·gal

legal

 
 
pronunciation:
li gl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or relating to law.
He decided to go into the legal profession.I can't understand the legal language in this document.
synonyms:
juridical, jurisprudential
similar words:
forensic, judicial, lawful
definition 2: permitted by or authorized by law.
She had to prove that she was the legal owner of the car.Buying a weapon is not a legal act in that country.
 
synonyms:
admissible, lawful, legitimate, licit, valid
antonyms:
criminal, illegal, illegitimate, illicit, unlawful, wrongful
similar words:
de jure, rightful, sanctioned
derivation: legally (adv.)
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The word legal contains the following part:
leg1 Latin root that means law