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Synonyms for legal
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Wiktionary5.0 / 1 vote
Being allowed or prescribed by law, such as a legal motion.
contraband, disallowed, illegal, forbidden, banned, outlawed
English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote
legitimate, lawful, allowable, juridical, constitutional
illegal, illegitimate, unlawful, unallowable, lay, unconstitutional
Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote
established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules
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
of or relating to jurisprudence
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
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
relating to or characteristic of the profession of law
"the legal profession"
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
allowed by official rules
"a legal pass receiver"
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
Dictionary of English Synonymes4.0 / 1 vote
lawful, legitimate, legalized, authorized or sanctioned (by law), according to law
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes
PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes
List of paraphrases for "legal":
judicial, juridical, lawful, law, statutory, legislative, juridique, laws, legitimate, juridiques, legally, moral, morales, jurídica, jurídico, justice, qanooni, juristische, jurídicas, legale, licit, qanouni, forensic, legislation, qanoni, jurisdictional, judiciary, right, oikeudellinen, kanoni, regulatory, jurists, pravni, court, lawyers
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How to use legal in a sentence?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Translations for legal
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- legalCatalan, Valencian
- legální, zákonný, právníCzech
- juristisch, legal, rechtlichGerman
- νόμιμος, νομικόςGreek
- laki-, lainopillinen, laillinen, juridinen, oikeudellinen, lakisääteinen, lakimies-, lainmukainenFinnish
- légal, juridiqueFrench
- legal, lícitoGalician
- משפטי, חוקיHebrew
- törvényes, jogiHungarian
- իրավական, օրինականArmenian
- giuridico, legaleItalian
- 法律の, 合法, 法的な, 法に則ったJapanese
- 적법한, 합법적인Korean
- legalis, legitimus, legalLatin
- правен, законскиMacedonian
- juridisch, recht, wettig, wettelijk, legaal, legitiemDutch
- juridiskNorwegian Nynorsk
- [[zgodny]] [[z]] [[prawo, legalny, prawniczy, prawnyPolish
- juridic, legalRomanian
- лега́льный, зако́нный, юриди́ческий, правово́й, правоме́рный, юридическоеRussian
- legali, ligali, legaleSardinian
- pravniški, praven, zakonitSlovene
- rättsligt, lagligSwedish
- kanuni, tüzel, adli, meşru, yasal, hukuki, hukuksalTurkish
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