(noun, adjective)


1. established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules

Similar word(s): lawful, judicial, jural, juristic, lawful, legitimate, licit, ratified, sanctioned, statutory, legitimate

2. of or relating to jurisprudence

- legal loophole

3. having legal efficacy or force

Similar word(s): valid, effectual, sound

4. relating to or characteristic of the profession of law

- the legal profession

5. allowed by official rules

- a legal pass receiver

Similar word(s): eligible

Sentences with legal as an adjective:

- legal profession

- legal precedent

- legal motion


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