What is Legal?

Legal definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
permitted by law; lawful: Such acts are not legal.
of or relating to law; connected with the law or its administration: the legal profession.
appointed, established, or authorized by law; deriving authority from law.

recognized by law rather than by equity.
of, relating to, or characteristic of the profession of law or of lawyers: a legal mind.
Theology. of or relating to the Mosaic Law. of or relating to the doctrine that salvation is gained by good works rather than through free grace.

a person who acts in a legal manner or with legal authority.
an alien who has entered a country legally.
a person whose status is protected by law.

a fish or game animal, within specified size or weight limitations, that the law allows to be caught and kept during an appropriate season.
a foreigner who conducts espionage against a host country while working there in a legitimate capacity, often in the diplomatic service.
legals, authorized investments that may be made by fiduciaries, as savings banks or trustees.