legal

(adjective) Of, concerned with, founded, or based upon law.

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Usage Notes:

  • Legal issues are considered for (noun) legality or (noun) illegality by interpreting the law which is often written in (noun) legalese.

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How to Cite the Definition of Legal

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “legal.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 16, 2018 (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/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “legal.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 16, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/legal/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“legal.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 16 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/legal/>.