Legal

Definition of Legal

Le´gal   Pronunciation: lē´gal
a.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.(Theol.) According to the law of works, as distinguished from free grace; or resting on works for salvation.
3.(Law) Governed by the rules of law as distinguished from the rules of equity; as, legal estate; legal assets.
Legal cap
See under Cap.
Legal tender
a - The act of tendering in the performance of a contract or satisfaction of a claim that which the law prescribes or permits, and at such time and place as the law prescribes or permits.
b - That currency, or money, which the law authorizes a debtor to tender and requires a creditor to receive. It differs in different countries.

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acceptable, actionable, admissible, applicable, authoritative, authorized, balanced, binding, booked, cogent, competent, consistent, constitutional, defensible, deserved, documented, down, due, enrolled, entered, equitable, even, evenhanded, fair, fair and square, filed, fit, forensic, good, indexed, inscribed, judicial, judiciary, juridical, just, justiciable, justifiable, justified, kosher, lawmaking, legislative, legit, legitimized, level, licit, logged, logical, meet, meet and right, merited, minuted, of record, official, on file, on record, on the books, posted, proper, recorded, registered, right, right and proper, sanctionable, sanctioned, self-consistent, solid, sound, square, statutory, substantial, sufficient, valid, warrantable, warranted, weighty, well-founded, well-grounded, within the law, written down
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