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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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English

Most common English words: winter « expect « nation « #964: legal » spread » enter » consider

Etymology

From Latin lēgālis (legal), from lēx (law).

Pronunciation

Adjective

legal (comparative more legal, superlative most legal)

Positive
legal

Comparative
more legal

Superlative
most legal

  1. Relating to the law or to lawyers, as in legal profession.
  2. Something which has a basis in the law, such as legal precedent.
  3. Something which is allowed or prescribed by law, such as a legal motion.

Antonyms

Derived terms

Translations

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Danish

Etymology

From Latin lēgālis (legal), from lēx (law).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /legaːl/, [leˈɡ̊æːˀl]

Adjective

legal (neuter legalt, definite and plural legale)

  1. legal (something which is allowed by law)
  2. legitimate (conforming to accepted rules)

Synonyms

  • (legal): lovlig
  • (legitimate): legitim

Antonyms


German

Etymology

From Latin lēgālis (legal), from lēx (law).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [leˈɡaːl]

Adjective

legal

  1. legal

Antonyms


Portuguese

Etymology

From Latin lēgālis (legal), from lēx (law).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /leˈgaw/

Adjective

legal m. and f. (plural legais)

  1. legal
  2. (familiar) cool, nice (person)
  3. (familiar) good (thing)

Antonyms


Romanian

Etymology

From French légal.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /leˈgal/

Adjective

legal 4 nom/acc forms

  1. legal, lawful

Declension

Synonyms

Antonyms


Spanish

Etymology

From Latin lēgālis, from lēx (law).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /le'gal/

Adjective

legal m. and f. (plural legales)

  1. legal

Antonyms








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