Definition of Legal
(adjective) Of, concerned with, founded, or based upon law.
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- Syllabification: (le·gal)
- Legal issues are considered for (noun) legality or (noun) illegality by interpreting the law.
- “If one class in society is obliged to take any price for its services in order to survive, while another can abstain from such action thanks to the resources that it has at its disposal, which are not the result of any social superiority, the second has an unjust legal advantage over the first. In other words, there cannot be rich and poor from birth without there being unjust contracts” (Durkheim  2004:37).
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Durkheim, Émile.  2004. “The Division of Labour in Society.” Pp. 19–38 in Readings from Emile Durkheim. Rev. ed., edited and translated by K. Thompson. New York: Routledge.
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “legal.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 19, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/legal/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
legal. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/legal/
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Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “legal.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 19, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/legal/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“legal.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 19 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/legal/>.