What is another word for legal?

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.

    Antonyms:
    contraband, disallowed, illegal, forbidden, banned, outlawed

  2. legaladjective

    Antonyms:
    back-alley, black-market

  3. legaladjective

    Antonyms:
    underage

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote

  1. legal

    Synonyms:
    legitimate, lawful, allowable, juridical, constitutional

    Antonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    sound, effectual

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    sound, effectual

    Antonyms:
    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    sound, effectual

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    sound, effectual

    Antonyms:
    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

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. legaladjective

    Synonyms:
    lawful, legitimate

    Antonyms:
    illegal

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How to use legal in a sentence?

  1. Ira Mehlman:

    It's just one additional step that the California legislature is trying to take to eliminate any legal distinction between illegal aliens and legal residents of California.

  2. Dave Wells:

    Democrats are looking for some steps for legal status for some of the folks who are here without legal authorization. And the Republicans have been really resistant to that part of it.

  3. Rick Tyler:

    It doesn't seem to be based on any sound legal theory.

  4. Albino Oliveira:

    The risk of a legal battle exists, but we have to wait for what Isabel dos Santos will do.

  5. Peter Navarro:

    Clearly, the prosecution's strategy is to take advantage of an individual without adequate representation, my very freedom here is at stake and I ask for the court's understanding that it will take time both to find the appropriate representation and time to develop an appropriate legal strategy.


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