Meaning of “legal” - Learner’s Dictionary

legal

adjective us uk /ˈliːɡəl/
legal jargonlegal qualificationsa legal termShe cannot be named for legal reasons.He was involved in a legal dispute.
RELATING TO LAW

B2 relating to the law:

the legal profession/system
ALLOWED

B2 allowed by law:

Is it legal to carry a handgun?
→ Opposite illegal
legally adverb

B2

Children under sixteen are not legally allowed to buy cigarettes.

(Definition of “legal” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)