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adjective uk   us   /ˈliː.ɡəl/

legal adjective (LAW)

B2 connected with the law: legal advice a legal obligation/requirement legal status your legal rights legal action/proceedings my legal representatives (= my lawyers)B2 allowed by the law: Is abortion legal in your country?
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legal adjective (PAPER)

US used to refer to a standard size of paper in the US, 8.5 inches by 14 inches: Your poster should be on letter or legal size paper.
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