Legal

  • (adj): Relating to or characteristic of the profession of law.
    Example: "The legal profession"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on legal:

Solicitor
... a lawyer who traditionally deals with any legal matter including conducting proceedings in court ... a few Australian states, Hong Kong and the Republic of Ireland, the legal profession is split between solicitors and barristers (or, in Scotland, advocates), and a ... However, in Canada, New Zealand and most Australian states, the legal profession is now for practical purposes "fused", allowing lawyers to hold the title of "barri ...
Homebrewing - Legality
... Country Homebrewing Home distillation Germany Legal. 200 liters of beer per household per year may be produced without taxation, but notification of the local customs office is necessary ...
Gender-neutral Pronoun - English - Modern English - Legal Controversy
... The Persons Case, the legal battle over whether Canadian women counted as legal persons eligible to sit in the Senate, partially turned on such a point ...
Genealogical Office - Questions Over Legal Status of The Office
... Due reportedly to uncertainty concerning the legal validity of grants of arms in the Republic of Ireland, the post of Chief Herald remained vacant from September 2003 until August 2005 ... inherited after Irish independence in 1922, but a series of legal judgments have undermined this view, and doubts over the status of the Office of the Chief Herald are not entirely resolved ... √Čireann to reform the Office and provide a firm legal basis for grants and confirmations of arms ...
Anatomy Of A Murder - Legal Aspects
... One controversial legal issue in this film is possible witness coaching, a violation of legal canons ... The only plausible legal defense Lt ... and suggests that Manion rethink his factual/legal position ...

More definitions of "legal":

  • (adj): Allowed by official rules.
    Example: "A legal pass receiver"
  • (adj): Of or relating to jurisprudence.
    Example: "Legal loophole"
  • (adj): Established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules.
  • (adj): Having legal efficacy or force.
    Synonyms: sound

Famous quotes containing the word legal:

    No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority.
    Joseph Addison (1672–1719)

    The trouble with Eichmann was precisely that so many were like him, and that the many were neither perverted nor sadistic, that they were, and still are, terribly and terrifyingly normal. From the viewpoint of our legal institutions and of our moral standards of judgment, this normality was much more terrifying than all the atrocities put together.
    Hannah Arendt (1906–1975)

    We should stop looking to law to provide the final answer.... Law cannot save us from ourselves.... We have to go out and try to accomplish our goals and resolve disagreements by doing what we think is right. That energy and resourcefulness, not millions of legal cubicles, is what was great about America. Let judgment and personal conviction be important again.
    Philip K. Howard, U.S. lawyer. The Death of Common Sense: How Law Is Suffocating America, pp. 186-87, Random House (1994)