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Another word for legal

  1. Within, allowed by, or sanctioned by the law

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Another word for legal

  1. In accordance with the law

Synonym Study

  • Licit implies strict conformity to the law, especially in trade, commerce, or personal relations the licit sale of drugs
  • 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
  • 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
  • Legal implies literal connection or conformity with statute or common law or its administration legal rights