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legacy money, property, or other goods left to someone in a will. [4 definitions]
legal of or relating to law. [2 definitions]
legalese the language of the legal profession, regarded as unnecessarily obscure or incomprehensible.
legal holiday a holiday established by law and usu. celebrated by the closing of government offices, banks, and schools, and sometimes businesses and factories.
legalism strict adherence to the law, esp. excessive conformity to a literal interpretation of the law.
legality the quality or condition of being legal; lawfulness. [3 definitions]
legalize to make permissible by law.
legally in a way that obeys the law.
legal pad a pad of yellow or white ruled paper measuring eight and one-half by fourteen inches.
legal separation a legal agreement in which a husband and wife agree to live apart but are not divorced.
legal-size designating paper having an approximate size of eight and one-half by fourteen inches. [2 definitions]
legal tender money that may be offered to satisfy a debt and that must, by law, be accepted by the creditor.
legate an official envoy or representative, esp. a papal representative.
legatee one who receives or inherits a legacy.
legation the legate and staff of a diplomatic mission in a foreign country. [3 definitions]
legato in a smooth, even, and connected style, with no noticeable breaks between the notes (used as a musical direction).
legend a story that cannot be verified but has importance among the people of a culture and has been handed down from earlier generations, or a collection of such stories, esp. as they relate to a specific event or persons of the past. [4 definitions]
legendary of a person or thing, extraordinary to the degree that stories of this person or thing, truthful or fictitious, come to be told and passed on through time; of, based on, or like a legend.
legendry legends collectively.
legerdemain magic tricks, or skill in the performance of magical illusions; sleight of hand. [2 definitions]
legged having legs, esp. of a designated kind or number (often used in combination).