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English Dictionary: legal by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
legal
adj
  1. established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules
    Antonym(s): illegal
  2. of or relating to jurisprudence; "legal loophole"
  3. having legal efficacy or force; "a sound title to the property"
    Synonym(s): legal, sound, effectual
  4. relating to or characteristic of the profession of law; "the legal profession"
  5. allowed by official rules; "a legal pass receiver"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Legal \Le"gal\ (l[emac]"g[ait]l), a. [L. legalis, fr. lex,
      legis, law; prob. orig., that which lies or is fixed (cf. L.
      lectus bed), and if so akin to E. lie, law: cf. F. l[82]gal.
      Cf. {Lie} to be prostrate, {Loyal}, {Leal}.]
      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.)
            (a) According to the law of works, as distinguished from
                  free grace; or resting on works for salvation.
            (b) According to the old or Mosaic dispensation; in
                  accordance with the law of Moses.
  
      3. (Law) Governed by the rules of law as distinguished from
            the rules of equity; as, legal estate; legal assets.
            --Bouvier. --Burrill.
  
      {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.
  
      Syn: Lawful; constitutional; legitimate; licit; authorized.
               See {Lawful}.

From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   legal adj.   Loosely used to mean `in accordance with all the
   relevant rules', esp. 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
   flavored as much by this game-playing sense as by the more
   conventional one having to do with courts and lawyers.   Compare
   {language lawyer}, {legalese}.
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   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}.
  
      [{Jargon File}]
  
  
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