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Definition of Legal


  1. Created by, permitted by, in conformity with, or relating to, law; as, a legal obligation; a legal standard or test; a legal procedure; a legal claim; a legal trade; anything is legal which the laws do not forbid.
  2. According to the law of works, as distinguished from free grace; or resting on works for salvation.
  3. According to the old or Mosaic dispensation; in accordance with the law of Moses.
  4. Governed by the rules of law as distinguished from the rules of equity; as, legal estate; legal assets.
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Legal Translations

legal in Dutch is gewettigd, wettelijk, wettig, legaal
legal in Latin is canonicus, forensis
legal in Norwegian is lovlig
legal in Spanish is juridico, legal, judicial
legal in Swedish is laglig, giltiga