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Synonyms for legal
ˈli gəlle·gal

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  1. legaladjective

    Being allowed or prescribed by law, such as a legal motion.

    contraband, disallowed, illegal, forbidden, banned, outlawed

  2. legaladjective

    back-alley, black-market

  3. legaladjective


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. legal

    legitimate, lawful, allowable, juridical, constitutional

    illegal, illegitimate, unlawful, unallowable, lay, unconstitutional

Princeton's WordNet

  1. legaladjective

    established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules

    sound, effectual

    ineligible, amerciable, embezzled, penal, bootleg, unratified, misbranded, ill-gotten, smuggled, illegal, extrajudicial, banned, felonious, hot, black, criminal, punishable, contraband, extralegal, dirty, outlawed, under-the-counter, outlaw(a), unlawful, invalid, illicit, black-market, mislabeled, illegitimate, nonlegal, prohibited, misappropriated

  2. legaladjective

    of or relating to jurisprudence

    "legal loophole"

    sound, effectual

    black-market, ineligible, extrajudicial, mislabeled, ill-gotten, illegal, embezzled, outlawed, unratified, contraband, bootleg, extralegal, misappropriated, unlawful, punishable, dirty, illegitimate, under-the-counter, outlaw(a), amerciable, smuggled, felonious, criminal, prohibited, nonlegal, banned, misbranded, penal, illicit, black, invalid, hot

  3. legal, sound, effectualadjective

    having legal efficacy or force

    "a sound title to the property"

    sound, heavy, effective, wakeless, efficacious, profound, good, healthy, reasoned, intelligent, level-headed, well-grounded, levelheaded, effectual

    dirty, ineligible, unratified, illicit, extrajudicial, embezzled, outlaw(a), black-market, under-the-counter, bootleg, smuggled, hot, outlawed, penal, criminal, misappropriated, felonious, ill-gotten, black, unlawful, invalid, illegitimate, banned, punishable, prohibited, illegal, nonlegal, extralegal, amerciable, misbranded, mislabeled, contraband

  4. legaladjective

    relating to or characteristic of the profession of law

    "the legal profession"

    sound, effectual

    black-market, banned, illegitimate, punishable, unratified, misappropriated, dirty, amerciable, extrajudicial, ineligible, hot, black, misbranded, mislabeled, outlawed, outlaw(a), illegal, prohibited, bootleg, penal, contraband, ill-gotten, illicit, unlawful, under-the-counter, invalid, felonious, criminal, embezzled, smuggled, nonlegal, extralegal

  5. legaladjective

    allowed by official rules

    "a legal pass receiver"

    sound, effectual

    illicit, misappropriated, outlawed, felonious, penal, banned, unratified, amerciable, outlaw(a), ill-gotten, criminal, unlawful, illegitimate, invalid, bootleg, embezzled, dirty, smuggled, black, misbranded, hot, ineligible, nonlegal, under-the-counter, contraband, extralegal, punishable, mislabeled, black-market, extrajudicial, prohibited, illegal

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. legaladjective

    lawful, legitimate, legalized, authorized or sanctioned (by law), according to law

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. legaladjective

    lawful, legitimate


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  1. Lindsey Graham:

    In 1950, there were 16 workers for every retiree. How many are there today? There are three, in 20 years, there is going to be two, and you're going to have 80 million Baby Boomers like me retiring en masse, wanting a Social Security check and their Medicare bills paid. We're going to need more legal immigration. Let's make it logical. Let's pick people from all over the world on our terms, not just somebody from Mexico. Let's create a rational, legal immigration system because we have a declining workforce.

  2. Michelle Erenberg:

    We're also talking about what that means for... the criminalization of people who may be seeking to self-manage an abortion if they can't access a legal abortion in the state of Louisiana anymore. to me it feels like maybe there was some complacency among people in Louisiana, that,' Oh, the Louisiana politicians can pass these crazy laws, but you know, they'll be stopped in court,'.

  3. President Clinton:

    I was very, very determined that whoever I put on the court would be on the level and would see the people first. And understand the human impact, and she really did. She had this uncanny ability to be very much in the weeds, if you will, of the intellectual legal arguments and yet never lost sight of the human impact of her decisions.

  4. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond:

    If we ca n’t get the commitments we need from our European partners on things like Britain being outside the commitment to ever-closer union, if we ca n’t get these things then as the prime minister has said, we rule nothing out, that’s why the package will have to be a robust, substantial and irreversible package of change with proper binding legal force. Because if we try to put to the British people a package which is anything less, we will get a raspberry from them.

  5. Sumner Redstone:

    I will soon be announcing legal steps to join with the Viacom Inc directors in our common cause to liberate my grandfather from Shari's clutches and protect my fellow trust beneficiaries and Sumner Redstone from her machinations.

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