Definition of 'legal'
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That came after legal action by privacy campaigners against the social network. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It follows a string of legal battles which last year saw its elephant shows halted. The Sun (2017)You should seek formal legal advice to establish your position. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It would make sense to take legal advice on the options for ownership and any implications. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She is considering legal action against the dental surgery. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In recent years legal battles with animal welfare groups have plagued the circus. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He was subsequently arrested and offered legal advice. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The case did not reach court because a judge deemed that a legal time limit had been breached. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You will be able to take legal action if you have a strong trading history under a business name. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We have also structured the scheme to provide an incentive to early settlement to encourage swift resolution of claims and limit legal costs. Times, Sunday Times (2017)You do not need specialist legal advice. The Sun (2015)They added the split is amicable and that a messy and expensive legal battle is unlikely. The Sun (2013)He was drinking lager while twice the legal limit. The Sun (2015)What to take and what not to number of legal actions. Sharing the Success - the story of NFC (1990)Other scholars take the view that criminal law lacks any legal quality at all. The Politics of Redress - crime, punishment and penal abolition (1989)Detailed legal advice concluded that no criminal offence had been committed in taking the identities. Times, Sunday Times (2013)More legal battles are in the offing. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Church leaders should discuss such behavior with law enforcement and legal counsel. Christianity Today (2000)Answers are intended as general guidance and do not constitute legal advice. The Sun (2015)It has stopped its work while it fights the legal battle. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Apparently delays in their deportation are caused by legal battles. The Sun (2012)Prisoners should also be able to seek legal advice about any matter which affects their treatment in prison. The Prisons We Deserve (1994)The legal limit for drink driving is about two and a half pints for most men and slightly less for most women. Taking Drugs Seriously (1994)He has received compensation from the British government in return for dropping a legal action. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He pursued and stopped the driver, who was three times over the legal limit. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Galliford Try faces legal action from three smaller companies involved with the site. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Many can no longer afford the court fees, and have no access to advice through legal aid. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In cases where homeowners selling up have issues with neighbours, policies can cover legal action taken against them. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He dismissed the action to strike out the debt after discovering that there was no legal case law barring minors from sitting in the boardroom. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Downing Street sources said the move could give personnel the right to take legal action if they felt the covenant had not been upheld. The Sun (2010)So, he decides to take legal action against the almighty, aided by a crusading lawyer. The Sun (2011)
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Translations for 'legal'
British English: legal /ˈliːɡl/ ADJECTIVE
Legal is used to describe things that relate to the law.
He found he had a legal problem.
- American English: legal
- Arabic: قَانُونِيٌّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: legal lei
- Chinese: 法定的
- Croatian: pravni
- Czech: právní
- Danish: juridisk
- Dutch: juridisch
- European Spanish: legal
- Finnish: laillinen
- French: légal
- German: legal
- Greek: νόμιμος
- Italian: legale
- Japanese: 合法的な
- Korean: 합법적인
- Norwegian: lovlig
- Polish: prawny
- European Portuguese: legal lei
- Romanian: legal
- Russian: юридический
- Spanish: legal
- Swedish: juridisk
- Thai: ที่ถูกกฎหมาย
- Turkish: yasal
- Ukrainian: правовий
- Vietnamese: hợp pháp
Definition of legal from the Collins English Dictionary
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