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English definition of “legal”

legal

adjective
 
 
/ˈliːɡəl/
RELATING TO LAW B2 relating to the law: legal action/advice the legal profession/systemLawyers and legal officialsTaking legal action
ALLOWED B2 allowed by law: Is it legal to carry a handgun? → Opposite illegalRules and lawsAllowing and permitting
legally adverb B2 Children under sixteen are not legally allowed to buy cigarettes.
(Definition of legal from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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