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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. According to the old or mosaic dispensation; in accordance with the law of Moses

3. Governed by the rules of law as distinguished from the rules of equity; as, legal estate; legal assets. Legal cap. See cap. Legal tender. 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. That currency, or money, which the law authorises a debtor to tender and requires a creditor to receive. It differs in different countries.

Synonym: lawful, constitutional, legitimate, licit, authorised. See lawful.

Origin: L. Legalis, fr. Lex, legis, law; prob. Orig, that which lies or is fixed (cf. L. Lectus bed), and if so akin to E. Lie, law: cf. F. Legal. Cf. Lie to be prostrate, Loyal, Leal.


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Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:32 am
 
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