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Being within the law; allowed by law:
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  1. Being within the law; allowed by law:
Permitted by law; legal.
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  1. Permitted by law; legal.
  2. Permitted; lawful
Valid or justifiable:
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  1. Valid or justifiable:
  2. Being in accordance with established or accepted rules and standards:
  3. Of, relating to, or ruling by hereditary right:
Consistent with, pertaining to, or mandated by the constitution of a country or state. See also unconstitutional. Consistent with, pertaining to, or mandated by the constitution of a country or state. See also unconstitutional.
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  1. Consistent with, pertaining to, or mandated by the constitution of a country or state. See also unconstitutional. Consistent with, pertaining to, or mandated by the constitution of a country or state. See also unconstitutional.
  2. Relating to a legal or political constitution.
  3. Consistent with, sanctioned by, or permissible according to a constitution:
Of, or having the nature of, a statute or statutes
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  1. Of, or having the nature of, a statute or statutes
  2. Declared by statute to be such, and hence legally punishable
  3. Fixed, authorized, or established by statute
Permitted; allowable:
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  1. Permitted; allowable:
  2. That can be permitted; allowable
That can be properly accepted or allowed
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  1. That can be properly accepted or allowed
  2. (Artificial intelligence) Describing a heuristic that never overestimates the cost of reaching a goal.
  3. Capable or deserving to be admitted, accepted or allowed; allowable, permissible, acceptable
That can be allowed; permissible
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  1. That can be allowed; permissible
  2. Appropriate; satisfactory; acceptable.
  3. Able to be added or deducted in consideration of something.
Called for by rules or conventions; correct:
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  1. Called for by rules or conventions; correct:
  2. Characteristically belonging to the being or thing in question; peculiar:
  3. Fitting; seemly; right
Closer to the right side of a person directly before and facing the thing mentioned or understood
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  1. Closer to the right side of a person directly before and facing the thing mentioned or understood
  2. Straight; uncurved; direct:
  3. In or into a satisfactory state or condition:
Based on fact or sound reason; well-founded:
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  1. Based on fact or sound reason; well-founded:
  2. Right or fair; equitable; impartial
  3. Consistent with what is morally right; righteous:
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  1. That can be justified.
  2. Having sufficient grounds for justification; possible to justify:
  3. That can be justified; demonstrably just, right, or reasonable
Easy to read; clear
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  1. Easy to read; clear
  2. (Archaic) Without obstacles; clear and open
  3. Being in accordance with relative merit or significance:
Established or justified by authority
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  1. Established or justified by authority
  2. Given authority
  3. Explicitly allowed.
Descending from an ancestor to a legal heir; passing down by inheritance.
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  1. Descending from an ancestor to a legal heir; passing down by inheritance.
  2. Passed down from one generation to the next:
  3. Having title, right, etc. by inheritance
Frequently practiced, used, or experienced; customary:
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  1. Frequently practiced, used, or experienced; customary:
  2. Customary; usual; characteristic
  3. Familiar through use; usual; customary.
Owed or owing as a debt, right, etc.; payable
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  1. Owed or owing as a debt, right, etc.; payable
  2. Expecting or ready for something as part of a normal course or sequence:
  3. In accord with right, convention, or courtesy; appropriate:
Held or owned by just or proper claim:
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  1. Held or owned by just or proper claim:
  2. By right, by law.
  3. Belonging or owned by just or lawful claim, or by right
(Rare, chiefly law) Having a precedent; not novel
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  1. (Rare, chiefly law) Having a precedent; not novel
(Of an activity) authorized by licence
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  1. (Of an activity) authorized by licence
  2. (Of a person) having been issued with a licence (by the required authority)
Thorough; complete:
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  1. Thorough; complete:
  2. A type of longitudinal wave that originates as the vibration of a medium (such as a person's vocal cords or a guitar string) and travels through gases, liquids, and elastic solids as variations of pressure and density. The loudness of a sound perceived by the ear depends on the amplitude of the sound wave and is measured in decibels, while its pitch depends on its frequency, measured in hertz.
  3. In good health, both physically and mentally (sound of body and mind); marketable (property); undamaged, form taken by a document, as in “the complaint sounds in negligence.” In good health, both physically and mentally (sound of body and mind); marketable (property); undamaged, form taken by a document, as in “the complaint sounds in negligence.”
Commonly recognized or accepted
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  1. Commonly recognized or accepted
  2. Generally accepted, recognized or admitted.
Deserved; adequate:
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  1. Deserved; adequate:
  2. Deserved; suitable
Showing or characterized by equity; just and fair.
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  1. Showing or characterized by equity; just and fair.
  2. Fair, under widely held moral principles, often embodied in court precedents; or referring to a remedy available in a court of equity. Fair, under widely held moral principles, often embodied in court precedents; or referring to a remedy available in a court of equity.
  3. Resolved not simply according to the strict letter of the law but in accordance with principles of substantial justice and the unique facts of the case.
  1. Defended.
  2. (Computing, of a variable, method, etc.) Having the protected access modifier, indicating that a program element is accessible to subclasses but not to the program in general.
Capable of being enforced.
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  1. Incurred; acquired.
  2. (Not comparable) Arranged by contract; established by agreement.
  3. Made smaller by contraction.
Of, relating to, or having the nature of a contract.
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  1. Of, relating to, or having the nature of a contract.
  2. Of or pertaining to a contract.
Based on custom or tradition rather than written law or contract.
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  1. Based on custom or tradition rather than written law or contract.
  2. In keeping with custom, or usage; usual; habitual
  3. Agreeing with, or established by, custom; established by common usage; conventional; habitual.
According to law; by right.
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  1. According to law; by right.
Producing relatively little radioactive fallout or contamination:
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  1. Producing relatively little radioactive fallout or contamination:
  2. Showing no evidence of using banned or performance-enhancing substances:
  3. Having no imperfections or blemishes; regular or even:
Legitimate.
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  1. Legitimate.
  2. (Slang, US) cool (considered to be the real deal)
  3. (Informal) legitimate; legal; allowed by the rules
Concerned with serious or important matters:
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  1. Concerned with serious or important matters:
  2. (--- Sports) Of or relating to a midair position in diving or gymnastics in which the body is held rigid without bending at the hips or knees and the feet are kept together.
  3. Perfectly horizontal or vertical; level or even:
Alternative spelling of on the up-and-up.
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  1. Alternative spelling of on the up-and-up.
  2. (Idiomatic) Legitimate; honest; upright.
Enacted, regulated, or authorized by statute.
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  1. Enacted, regulated, or authorized by statute.
  2. Fixed, authorized, or established by statute
  3. Of, relating to, enacted or regulated by a statute.
Of judicial proceedings, jurisprudence, or law
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  1. Of judicial proceedings, jurisprudence, or law
Conforming to a legal or political constitution.
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  1. Conforming to a legal or political constitution.
  2. Relating to a legal or political constitution.
  3. Of or relating to a constitution:
Of judges, law courts, or their functions
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  1. Of judges, law courts, or their functions
  2. Characterized by or expressing judgment:
  3. (Law) Of, relating to, or proper to courts of law or to the administration of justice:
Specializing in or having to do with the application of scientific, esp. medical, knowledge to legal matters, as in the investigation of crime
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  1. Specializing in or having to do with the application of scientific, esp. medical, knowledge to legal matters, as in the investigation of crime
  2. Of, characteristic of, or suitable for a law court, public debate, or formal argumentation
  3. Relating to the gathering, preparation, or presentation of evidence in court. n. the application of scientific or medical principles to the law. Relating to the gathering, preparation, or presentation of evidence in court. n. the application of scientific or medical principles to the law.
Jurisprudential.
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  1. Jurisprudential.
  2. Understanding law; skilled in jurisprudence.
Versed in jurisprudence.
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  1. Versed in jurisprudence.
Of or relating to rights and obligations.
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  1. Of or relating to rights and obligations.
  2. Relating to natural rights and duties
  3. Pertaining to law or legal matters. Pertaining to law or legal matters.
Based on law
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  1. Based on law
  2. Of or relating to lawmaking; legislative.
  3. Of a science of general or universal laws
Not guilty of a specific crime or offense; legally blameless:
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  1. Not guilty of a specific crime or offense; legally blameless:
  2. Candid; straightforward:
  3. Not dangerous or harmful; innocuous:
Established, sanctioned, or recognized by the law:
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  1. Established, sanctioned, or recognized by the law:
Being in accordance with established or accepted rules and standards:
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  1. Being in accordance with established or accepted rules and standards:
  2. Ruling by the rights of heredity
  3. Valid or justifiable:
Permitted by law; legal.
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  1. Permitted by law; legal.
  2. Permitted; lawful
(Slang, US) cool (considered to be the real deal)
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  1. (Slang, US) cool (considered to be the real deal)
  2. (Informal) legitimate; legal; allowed by the rules
  3. Legitimate.

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
Find another word for legal. In this page you can discover 76 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for legal, like: lawful, licit, legitimate, constitutional, statutory, permissible, admissible, allowable, allowed, proper and legalized.