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Synonyms for legal
ˈli gəlle·gal

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Wiktionary5.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote

  1. legal

    legitimate, lawful, allowable, juridical, constitutional

    illegal, illegitimate, unlawful, unallowable, lay, unconstitutional

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  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 Synonymes4.0 / 1 vote

  1. legaladjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. legaladjective

    lawful, legitimate


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  1. Leo Terrell:

    She has damaged her chances for future custodial rights, she disobeyed a court order to return the children. A writ of habeas corpus was filed by the ex-husband and granted by a New York Court ordering her to turn over the children to the paternal grandmother. Kelly received bad legal advice to defy the court order.

  2. Lindsey Graham:

    I congratulate the administration for modifying the original order to ensure that it is prospective in application, protective of those with valid visas and legal status, and exempts Iraqis, as five thousand Americans are currently fighting alongside them against ISIL.

  3. California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff:

    While, you know, it's certainly within the judge's prerogative to ask these questions, I don't think it really bears on the legal issues.

  4. Human Rights Watch:

    Afghan journalists face threats from all sides: government officials exploiting weak legal protections to intimidate reporters and editors to compel them not to cover controversial topics; the Taliban and other insurgent groups using threats and violence to compel reporting they consider favorable; and police and justice officials letting threats, assaults and even murders go uninvestigated and unprosecuted.

  5. Carrie Goldberg:

    The operators of Celeb Jihad have attempted to skirt legal liability by masking their identity, one way to find out who runs a website is to look up the ICANN registration, which is public. CelebJihad.com hired a proxy service to register their domain. We often have cases like this and it’s one of my true pleasures in life to unmask the identities of web sites and then sue the crap out of them.

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