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Legal meaning

legal - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. allowed by official rules; " a legal pass receiver"
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. According to the law of works, as distinguished from free grace; or resting on works for salvation.
  4. 4. According to the old or Mosaic dispensation; in accordance with the law of Moses.
  5. 5. Governed by the rules of law as distinguished from the rules of equity; as, legal estate; legal assets.
  6. 6. According to law.

legal - examples of usage

  1. " His father has been dead some time, and this young man had to take his place-" " A legal family?" - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. He was not so foolish as to think that Frank was a safe man, and of course he had legal advice upon the matter. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. He ran no risk; for, of course, he had Frank tight in the grasp of his legal fist, and he was the agent for the landlord. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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