Another word for legal
In accordance with the law
lawful, licit, legitimate, constitutional, statutory, permissible, admissible, allowable, allowed, proper, legalized, sanctioned, right, just, justifiable, justified, fair, prescribed, authorized, hereditary, accustomed, due, rightful, precedented, warranted, licensed, admitted, sound, conceded, granted, mandated, acknowledged, ordained, condign, equitable, according to equity, within the law, protected, enforced, enforceable, judged, adjudicated, adjudged, enjoined, decreed, contracted, contractual, from time out of mind, customary, chartered, de jure, clean*, legit*, straight*, on the up and up*; see also lawful, permitted.
Concerning the law
legal implies literal connection or conformity with statute or common law or its administration legal rights; lawful refers to that which is permitted, recognized, or established by civil, religious, or moral law and may suggest conformity to the principle rather than, or in addition to, the letter of the law a lawful marriage, the lawful owner; legitimate implies legality of a claim to a title or right a legitimate heir or accordance with what is sanctioned or accepted as lawful, reasonable, etc. a legitimate argument; licit implies strict conformity to the law, especially in trade, commerce, or personal relations the licit sale of drugs