Le´gal   Pronunciation: lē´gal
a.1.Created by, permitted by, in conformity with, or relating to, law; as, a legal obligation; a legal standard or test; a legal procedure; a legal claim; a legal trade; anything is legal which the laws do not forbid.
2.(Theol.) According to the law of works, as distinguished from free grace; or resting on works for salvation.
3.(Law) Governed by the rules of law as distinguished from the rules of equity; as, legal estate; legal assets.
Legal cap
See under Cap.
Legal tender
a - The act of tendering in the performance of a contract or satisfaction of a claim that which the law prescribes or permits, and at such time and place as the law prescribes or permits.
b - That currency, or money, which the law authorizes a debtor to tender and requires a creditor to receive. It differs in different countries.
Adj.1.legal - established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules
illegal - prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules; "an illegal chess move"
2.legal - of or relating to jurisprudence; "legal loophole"
3.legal - having legal efficacy or force; "a sound title to the property"
Synonyms: sound
4.legal - relating to or characteristic of the profession of law; "the legal profession"
5.legal - allowed by official rules; "a legal pass receiver"

HEIR, LEGAL, civil law. A legal heir is one who is of the same blood of the deceased, and who takes the succession by force of law; this is different from a testamentary or conventional heir, who takes the succession in virtue of the disposition of man. See Civil, Code of Louis. art. 873, 875; Dict. de Jurisp., Heritier legitime. There are three classes of legal heirs, to wit; the children and other lawful descendants; the fathers and mothers and other lawful ascendants; and the collateral kindred. Civ. Code of Lo. art. 883.

LEGAL. That which is according to law. It is used in opposition to equitable, as the legal estate is, in the trustee, the equitable estate in the cestui que trust. Vide Powell on Mortg. Index, h.t.
     2. The party who has the legal title, has alone the right to seek a remedy for a wrong to his estate, in a court of law, though he may have no beneficial interest in it. The equitable owner, is he who has not the legal estate, but is entitled to the beneficial interest.
     3. The person who holds the legal estate for the benefit of another, is called a trustee; he who has the beneficiary interest and does not hold the legal title, is called the beneficiary, or more technically, the cestui que trust.
     4. When the trustee has a claim, he must enforce his right in a court of equity, for he cannot sue any one at law, in his own name; 1 East, 497; 8 T. R. 332; 1 Saund. 158, n. 1; 2 Bing. 20; still less can he in such court sue his own trustee. 1 East, 497.

legal - Loosely used to mean "in accordance with all the relevant rules", especially in connection with some set of constraints defined by software. "The older =+ alternate for += is no longer legal syntax in ANSI C." "This parser processes each line of legal input the moment it sees the trailing linefeed." Hackers often model their work as a sort of game played with the environment in which the objective is to maneuver through the thicket of "natural laws" to achieve a desired objective. Their use of "legal" is flavoured as much by this game-playing sense as by the more conventional one having to do with courts and lawyers. Compare language lawyer, legalese.
To dream of legal matters must be correlated with the entire dream as this is more a state, or condition of, a situation, rather then a dream symbol or action. Legal matters, and all things to do with the law, should be viewed in a warning context unless the rest of the dream tells you different.acceptable, actionable, admissible, applicable, authoritative, authorized, balanced, binding, booked, cogent, competent, consistent, constitutional, defensible, deserved, documented, down, due, enrolled, entered, equitable, even, evenhanded, fair, fair and square, filed, fit, forensic, good, indexed, inscribed, judicial, judiciary, juridical, just, justiciable, justifiable, justified, kosher, lawmaking, legislative, legit, legitimized, level, licit, logged, logical, meet, meet and right, merited, minuted, of record, official, on file, on record, on the books, posted, proper, recorded, registered, right, right and proper, sanctionable, sanctioned, self-consistent, solid, sound, square, statutory, substantial, sufficient, valid, warrantable, warranted, weighty, well-founded, well-grounded, within the law, written down
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