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Synonyms for legal
ˈli gəl

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Wiktionary

  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 Antonyms

  1. legal

    Synonyms:
    legitimate, lawful, allowable, juridical, constitutional

    Antonyms:
    illegal, illegitimate, unlawful, unallowable, lay, unconstitutional

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. legaladjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. legaladjective

    Synonyms:
    lawful, legitimate

    Antonyms:
    illegal

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How to use legal in a sentence?

  1. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich:

    He just wants his immigrants to be legal.

  2. Cory Booker:

    We have one remaining path to ensure justice is served, it is our legal and moral obligation to hold those who have committed crimes accountable.

  3. Shanghai Husi over the matter:

    ... is totally without factual, scientific or legal foundation.

  4. Mark Geragos:

    What you have is this inherent tension of dealing with his legacy versus his realistic jeopardy, the reason you don't have him respond is you don't want to reinvigorate some legal action.

  5. Vice President Biden:

    I'm not being a wise guy about the wall and the President, all that, for real, my word, but instead of building more barriers, if it's drugs you're talking about, we can take one tenth of the amount of money we're talking about building the wall and significantly increase the technological capability at legal ports of entry because that's where 95 % of all the stuff is coming through.

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