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a financial/commercial/legal etc footing
▪ The firm started the new year on a stronger financial footing.
a financial/legal/religious etc matter
▪ This is a legal matter and should be discussed with a solicitor.
a legal agreement
▪ The golf club is also offering to enter into a legal agreement with local residents.
a legal code (=rules decided by law)
▪ the legal code on the use of pesticides
a legal duty
▪ Employers have a legal duty to ensure the safety of their workforce.
a legal immigrant
▪ Two thirds of legal immigrants to the country came from Europe and Canada.
a legal limit (=a limit set by law)
▪ The alcohol in his blood was four times more than the legal limit.
a legal loophole
▪ The new law closed a number of legal loopholes.
a legal minefield
▪ the legal minefield of buying a house overseas
a legal precedent (=one that is important in law and so must be followed in legal cases)
▪ There are several legal precedents for this.
a legal procedure
▪ Adoption was not made a legal procedure until 1926.
a legal right
▪ Banks have the legal right to recover their money.
a legal/mathematical/marketing etc concept
▪ Democracy is a very important political concept.
a legal/medical term
▪ The site provides a glossary of legal terms.
a legal/political/technical etc obstacle
▪ Despite technical obstacles, scientists at NASA are considering the project.
a legal/statutory requirement
▪ There is no legal requirement to carry identity papers.
a medical/legal/financial etc expert (=someone who has special skills related to a particular job or subject)
▪ Medical experts agree that screening can prevent deaths from breast cancer.
a moral/legal/social obligation
▪ We have a moral obligation to take care of our environment.
a political/legal dispute
▪ There was a long legal dispute between the two companies.
a teaching/medical/legal etc qualificationBrE:
▪ She has a degree and a teaching qualification.
bring a legal action
▪ Justice Mayor ruled that she cannot bring a legal action for damages against the plaintiff.
face legal action
▪ The council demanded that we remove the posters, or face legal action.
financial/legal/economic etc constraints
▪ During the war, there were many physical and social constraints on citizens.
for legal/political/medical etc reasons
▪ The boy cannot be named for legal reasons.
from a legal point of view
▪ It's a fascinating case, from a legal point of view.
lawful/legal means
▪ Their protests will continue, but only by legal means.
legal action
▪ The singer threatened legal action against the magazine.
legal aid
▪ If you are on a low income, you may qualify for legal aid.
legal aid
▪ They have been granted legal aid and now intend to take their case to court.
legal authority
▪ US agents have legal authority to bring criminals back from overseas.
legal expertise
▪ His father, also a lawyer, used his legal expertise to help civil rights groups.
legal guardian
▪ His aunt is his legal guardian.
legal help
▪ You can find free legal help for your problem by logging onto our website.
legal holiday
legal implications
▪ We have taken advice on the legal implications of our activities.
legal liability (=responsibility for something that is covered by laws)
▪ What is the legal liability of an employer in the event of an accident at work?
legal limitations (=limitations because of law)
▪ Certain legal limitations are placed on the scope of Parliament's power.
legal pad
legal proceedings
▪ He wanted to avoid the expense and trouble of legal proceedings.
legal system
▪ the British legal system
legal tender
legal work (=work done by lawyers)
▪ He will handle all the legal work.
legal wrangle
▪ He was involved in a long legal wrangle with his employers.
legal/bureaucratic/administrative hassle
▪ It took weeks of bureaucratic hassle to get a replacement passport.
legal/medical assistance
▪ It was difficult to get good legal assistance.
legal/medical expenses
▪ We had to get a loan to pay for my husband’s medical expenses.
▪ The tenant can incur considerable legal expenses.
legal/medical fees
▪ She received £300 compensation after legal fees had been deducted.
legal/medical/financial etc advice
▪ Good legal advice can be expensive.
legal/political/economic etc ramifications
▪ the environmental ramifications of the road-building program
medical/legal practitioner
medical/legal secretary
on moral/legal/medical etc grounds
▪ The proposal was rejected on environmental grounds.
scientific/logical/legal reasoning
take legal action
▪ He is within his rights to take legal action.
technical/legal/political barriers
▪ Most of the technical barriers have been solved.
technical/scientific/legal/medical etc jargon
▪ documents full of legal jargon
the legal age
▪ In the US, the legal age for drinking alcohol is 21.
the legal definition of sth
▪ What is the legal definition of manslaughter?
the legal establishment
▪ Prominent members of the legal establishment have opposed the bill.
the legal position (=the situation from a legal point of view)
▪ The legal position is far from clear.
the legal profession
▪ He followed his father into the legal profession.
the legal/statutory minimum (=the least amount the law says you must have)
▪ The wage was often well below the legal minimum.
the political/legal/educational etc system
▪ The country is rightly proud of its legal system.
the statutory/legal maximum (=one set by law)
▪ The legal maximum for election contributions was $1,000.
writing/sketch/memo/legal etc pad
▪ a box of paints and a sketch pad
▪ Keep a telephone pad and a pen to hand.
▪ There was some question of possible legal action in the past, but this has been resolved.
▪ Kip and I were lucky the legal actions that could have been taken against us were not.
▪ Section 47 imposes a positive duty on investigating authorities to see the child and to take legal action if access is denied.
▪ Entrepreneurs learn to avoid legal actions that can take their time as well as their money.
▪ If they refuse to go, Jansen faces legal action.
▪ Cheltzie Hentz is taking legal action against two fellow primary school pupils after they swore at her on a bus.
▪ Apparently now even the mildest criticism is to be followed by the threat of legal action.
▪ Her role is simply to assist union members in taking certain specified types of legal action against their trade union.
▪ Parents or others with child care problems may also need legal advice.
▪ The two older children had no legal advice.
▪ Male speaker On legal advice i resigned.
▪ In either case it is advisable to seek professional legal advice.
▪ The legal advice is part of a smokescreen being put up to hide its intentions and its concern.
▪ In certain areas law centres, staffed by professional lawyers and advisers, offer a good free legal advice service.
▪ This broadly relates to communications between lawyer and client either in relation to the giving of legal advice or in contemplation of legal proceedings.
▪ But said he would be seeking legal advice over the original ban.
▪ Application must be made to the legal aid area office for authority to exceed this limit.
▪ Absence of legal aid A libel action is the only important civil right for which legal aid is not available.
▪ He has already done so in respect of civil non-matrimonial legal aid and is considering the responses to that.
▪ Therefore, we consider first the operation of the legal aid scheme.
▪ His vision included slum brigades, lodging houses, eating houses, legal aid and the first labour exchange.
▪ But life is not just hard for legal aid lawyers.
▪ The value of good legal assistance can not be overstressed.
▪ And Dees was offering us free legal assistance.
▪ This might be legal assistance to recover unpaid fees or help with the negotiations after a cancelled engagement.
▪ The causes she has espoused include lowering infant mortality and the provision of legal assistance to the poor.
▪ As you appear to be without legal assistance the following instructions must be carried out forthwith: - 1.
▪ The legal authority of the Lander has been reduced to legal administrative authority by the federal administration.
▪ With censorship dead for more than twelve years, it had no legal authority to review any private publications.
▪ Critics point out the nit-picking thoroughness which legal authorities in the Republic so often bring to bear on extradition requests.
▪ In 1917 the Illinois State Supreme Court became the first legal authority to advise state courts to bar cameras during trials.
▪ Slowly they became the legal authorities on the religious law, adding comments and interpretations of their own.
▪ The outgoing council did not have legal authority to give final approval to an ordinance.
▪ They explain that the patient is engaged in a legal battle with his brother over some land.
▪ The agreement effectively ends a bitter legal battle in two states between Mrs Harriman and the heirs.
▪ The operation marked the end of a lengthy legal battle.
▪ However, after a prolonged legal battle, Fleiss said she is ready to end her standoff with state authorities.
▪ It was not just the adults who were scarred by this vicious legal battle.
▪ City officials denied any retaliation but said they approved the settlement because they feared higher costs from a protracted legal battle.
▪ Keith Atkinson's case against a health authority was dismissed after a six year legal battle.
▪ They are also waging a legal battle to try to re-establish traditional communal rights on the mountainside.
▪ It believes this would prevent legal challenges to its status while retaining its flexibility to interpret the code according to changing circumstances.
▪ This is the reason the Democrats lost virtually every legal challenge.
▪ They believe a successful legal challenge could re-open the prospect of successful buyouts.
▪ A legal challenge was launched by the Defenders of Wildlife group and other bodies, and upheld by the federal appeals court.
▪ Her legal challenge has been taken over by another prospective Citadel cadet, Nancy Mellette.
▪ It can do all these things without the possibility of legal challenge in our courts.
▪ Broder, from Eller Media, said a legal challenge is likely if the law is put on the books.
▪ Usually, the successful party is awarded legal costs against the loser.
▪ The firm then reimbursed the fund for the $ 200, 000 it had received from the fund for legal costs.
▪ The Halifax, Coventry and Portman will pay basic legal costs and give a free valuation.
▪ Taft said Simpson has been liquidating assets to pay bills including taxes, legal costs, and business and household expenses.
▪ At present you can not be asked to pay the Defendant's legal costs, even if you decide to abandon your claim.
▪ This is less odd than it looks: it pays creditors to avoid the delays and legal costs of chapter 11.
▪ The legal costs for the two sides had reached £310,000.
▪ The legal costs will be paid from your Estate so there will be less to divide between relatives and other beneficiaries.
▪ And that is why the legal department of the Daily Mirror will have to buy a new copy of Archbold.
▪ If you do not send a payment as soon as possible, we must forward your account to our legal department.
▪ By having an in-house legal department, there is better control of legal costs which makes for a more profitable business.
▪ He works as a lawyer in the county council's legal department.
▪ Many local authorities prefer litigation, possibly owing to the choice and influence of their own legal departments.
▪ In the spring of 1945, he decided to create a legal department and start suing bigots.
▪ A succession of other legal disputes went unresolved, and appeals were made to the parlement of Paris.
▪ First on the witness stand was Neill Freeman, a forensic accountant who traces assets in legal disputes.
▪ In recent years there has been a steady growth in the use of tribunals to deal with legal disputes rather than courts.
▪ The charges against Studer are part of the legal dispute over the share plan, which shareholders narrowly backed in November 1994.
▪ He was a passionate, combative, choleric, and difficult man, frequently embroiled in legal disputes.
▪ If the information is preserved, it will be in an effort to guarantee its availability in case of legal dispute.
▪ A dispute over what they do mean is, in principle, like a legal dispute over the meaning of a statute.
▪ He's alleged to have stabbed him to death following a lengthy legal dispute over access to children.
▪ A will is a legal document, and it has to be written down in the correct legal language.
▪ He refuses to marry her, in spite of the fact that he gave her a legal document stating his intention.
▪ His main expense is photocopying thousands of legal documents and he spends his days preparing the next part of his case.
▪ A trust receipt is a legal document that creates a lien on some specific item of inventory.
▪ Ensure accuracy and legibility of clinical and legal documents.
▪ When Woolman displayed a gift for the field of law, his employer put him to work executing legal documents.
▪ The policy itself being a legal document will define the precise terms of the cover.
▪ Ephraim even agreed to witness the legal document drawn up between his nephew and niece that effected the change.
▪ Appointed, in theory, by shareholders, they have a legal duty to report managers' wrongdoings.
▪ To be more free of legal duties, he concentrated on his skills as a tailor.
▪ As Chapter 3 will discuss, the legal duties imposed on management are directed towards shareholder benefit.
▪ The school board has the same legal duty to bargain in good faith as the union does.
▪ A legal duty should in civil law be the counterpart of a legal right.
▪ Carmen claimed he and his group owed no legal duty to Roy Peck-that was their defense, in part.
▪ Citizens thus had a legal duty to reveal felonies known to them.
▪ Directors of Torras have a legal duty to pursue the missing funds, they add.
▪ Medical and legal expenses, public liability and cancellation should all be included at as high a level as possible.
▪ Clinton has refused to sign GOP-backed legislation to reimburse the fired travel office personnel for their legal expenses.
▪ One must have regard to the potential for legal expenses when determining the ultimate extrajudicial settlement figure in any case.
▪ Mrs. Healey, comprehensively insured, would have had her legal expenses met by her insurance company.
▪ The new lender will charge its legal expenses to you.
▪ That's where legal expenses insurance helps - it protects against the cost of taking legal action.
▪ In addition, the legal expenses incurred in the dispute between the partners were incurred to protect and preserve the partnership's assets.
▪ The settlement even commits the firms to paying the government's legal expenses.
▪ Surely there should be legal experts to advise them?
▪ Politics invariably plays a role in any decision to use the emergency powers, legal experts say.
▪ However, a number of independent legal experts regarded the deals as unfair and exceptional.
▪ Besides tougher legal standards, there are several procedural reasons to go slow under the new law, legal experts say.
▪ The standing committee's choice of legal experts to draw up the constitution, adopted unanimously by the assembly, was surprising.
▪ But several former federal prosecutors and legal experts disagreed, saying that hundreds of prosecutions could be affected.
▪ Some legal experts say an inquest is an out of date and inappropriate way of investigating the deaths.
▪ Such an appeal could delay the execution for years, legal experts agree.
▪ The paper was rocky, as circulation, distribution, legal fees, arguments were building up.
▪ His legal fees are being paid through his campaign contributions.
▪ The rebellion was over at a cost he claimed to be more than £4,000 in fines and legal fees.
▪ It also indicates the district spends almost $ 25, 000 on legal fees.
▪ The women, who were on legal aid, were offered an out-of-court settlement which would have barely covered their legal fees.
▪ After almost $ 20, 000 in legal fees, though, Frederick Brewing won approval with its catchy label intact.
▪ It takes too many years and too many thousands of dollars in legal fees.
▪ No legal framework prevails to enable disabled people to counteract discrimination, unfair employment practices, problems of access, etc.
▪ Individuals from different cultures may not only contract together using different cultural assumptions, but using an entirely different legal framework.
▪ The republics would need to create the legal framework and conditions for market economies.
▪ What is the point of a legal framework if companies can not get a court injunction to stop illegal strike action?
▪ Some relate to the present legal framework.
▪ The simplified and more rational legal framework that it introduced is unified by some powerful principles that speak to those issues.
▪ Power contests were often set in a legal framework.
▪ Under the legal framework employers would also be prevented from winning interim injunctions to stop disruption backed by lawful ballots.
▪ When it comes to legal immigrants, Californians are liberal enough.
▪ At least 270, 000 legal immigrants would lose food stamps.
▪ C., a proposal in Congress would end federal financing for health and welfare services for legal immigrants.
▪ George Pataki who criticized the reform plan for denying Medicaid benefits to legal immigrants who are not citizens.
▪ The bill would also have denied numerous benefits and services to legal immigrants.
▪ Kennedy is one of the combatants in the Congressional struggle to reform federal law covering both illegal and legal immigrants.
▪ I., said it is unfair to make legal immigrants wait.
▪ Critics charge the bills would cut legal immigration by 20 to 40 percent by placing new limits on all categories of entrants.
▪ Alan Simpson of Wyoming attempted to expand the bill to cover legal immigration.
▪ A second measure to limit legal immigration was tabled, 76-24.
▪ Senators were unable to work up any outrage about the release this week of new estimates of the size of legal immigration.
▪ The Senate will take up legal immigration later.
▪ Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio, failed in their effort to rewrite the rules for legal immigration.
▪ This practice raised several serious ethical and legal issues.
▪ Paula Corbin Jones are as lurid and titillating as the legal issues at stake are important and complex.
▪ The working group will look at ways of organising the poll and will also examine the legal issues.
▪ The defiance of the coroner at last brought the legal issue into the open in a way which had hitherto been avoided.
▪ In all cases, there could be great involvement in a whole range of legal issues.
▪ An interesting legal issue still remains to be addressed by the Court.
▪ This chapter focuses in particular on the legal issues raised by this important investigation.
▪ Still others have found themselves trapped in a horrendous and expensive quagmire of political, emotional, financial and legal issues.
▪ Ferguson, who was more than twice over the legal limit, pleaded guilty and was ordered to pay £25 prosecution costs.
▪ In any case, the current legal limits for caffeine are sufficiently high to allow a wide latitude of experimentation.
▪ There was no apparent reason to administer the drug, although the quantities involved were not above the legal limits.
▪ An autopsy revealed alcohol in his blood above the legal limit in Oregon.
▪ The legal limit is 35 micrograms.
▪ Fines for speeding range from $ 57. 60 to $ 360, depending on how much drivers exceed the legal limits.
▪ Company officials insist that emissions from the combustion of the tyres will not remain within legal limits.
▪ The legal limit in Washington is. 10.
▪ Foods to boost your physique, your intelligence or your psyche are already taking advantage of this legal loophole.
▪ This legal loophole has proven lucrative for the farm giants.
▪ Western defenders of the deal claimed that the frontier question was not a legal matter but simple recognition of an existing reality.
▪ He said this was a legal matter.
▪ There was also very little demand for help on legal matters and employment issues.
▪ He became a priest in 1284, aiding his parishioner5 in both spiritual and legal matters.
▪ Syagrius likewise collaborated with the Burgundians in legal matters before 469.
▪ He did research on legal matters for Carmine and knew a great deal about his holdings and operations.
▪ To what extent they are under a legal obligation to do so will be the subject of the following section.
▪ Having determined its legal obligations based on the facts of this specific disease, the company actively sought employee cooperation.
▪ Whether there is a legal obligation is unclear at present.
▪ Statute takes precedence over contract and other legal obligations.
▪ Local authorities need comprehensive and coherent policies to meet both these demands and their minimum legal obligations.
▪ An objection to this argument is that a legal obligation is not a necessary condition for a liability.
▪ On the other hand, the parties may argue that some third party is under a legal obligation to them.
▪ Congress recently acted to deny trade preferences to countries that fail to meet their legal obligations to end such abusive child labor.
▪ Suppose, for sake of argument, that this is indeed the definitive legal position.
▪ Instead, it attempts to give a brief resume of the current legal position.
▪ The Department of the Environment said it was looking at the legal position of local authorities wanting to control parties.
▪ The other was the ability of Louis-Napoleon to make use of his legal position and his popularity with the masses.
▪ That is exactly the legal position.
▪ These two paragraphs provide a fairly bald summary of the legal position.
▪ Thus a buyer's legal position is better if he made no examination than if he made merely a superficial one.
▪ Uncertainties about her financial circumstances and legal position. 4.
▪ No doubt many fewer laymen are aware of the parallel legal practice of precedent.
▪ I am now looking forward to applying this experience in the context of a legal practice.
▪ Strict conventionalism fails as an interpretation of our legal practice even when especially when - we emphasize its negative part.
▪ Bill padding has become so endemic to legal practice that it is generally regarded as a joke.
▪ That question asks us to change our focus and consider our legal practice not in cross-section but over some stretch of time.
▪ What happened next is significant to people who are familiar with law enforcement and legal practice in Dallas.
▪ Conveyancing is an area of legal practice where there is traditionally some degree of co-operation between practitioners.
▪ It seems to be clear that not enough use is made of solicitors for the solution of legal problems.
▪ What if you were a politician with serious personal, political and legal problems.
▪ In addition, there are potential legal problems.
▪ In response, the Justice Department stated that these legal problems were all matters under state jurisdiction.
▪ However, don't get carried away to the extent of seeing this as a purely legal problem.
▪ Such workplace discrimination is a major legal problem.
▪ A number of legal problems still have to be sorted out.
▪ Mesa thought his legal problems were over until the Ohio Supreme Court overruled Curran in 1999.
▪ There are several reasons for the dislike of the legal procedures.
▪ One day, the mystery of legal procedures and jargon disappeared.
▪ What is required is a speedy and effective legal procedure which secures corrections and counter-statements by way of an alternative procedure to libel litigation.
▪ The legal procedure is far too clumsy and hit-and-miss.
▪ Nevertheless, even the staunchest advocates of non-legal solutions to truancy seem to accept that legal procedures must continue to be available.
▪ In legal procedures personal and family relations have been deemed to be beyond law's limits.
▪ Judges are normally appointed as chairmen of those numerous committees which are concerned with reform of substantive law or legal procedure.
▪ Invocation of legal procedures, in particular court action, seems to have declined in recent years.
▪ Anonymous accounts could still be held if they related to legal proceedings such as divorce or inheritance.
▪ General Ulysses S.. Grant suggested that legal proceedings be brought against the city for damages suffered by the blacks.
▪ The threat of legal proceedings is not improper pressure.
▪ Mr Benquis faces strong political pressure to successfully wrap up both the investigation and any subsequent legal proceedings.
▪ How long that takes is entirely a matter for the legal proceedings in Ireland.It's dependent on them.
▪ Lloyds Bank say they won't comment because the matter is subject to legal proceedings.
▪ More evidence of environmental damage is expected to emerge in legal proceedings against Exxon, scheduled for April.
▪ The decision was subject to ratification by the Senate before any legal proceedings could begin.
▪ The legal process of buying then begins.
▪ The legal process on the federal level is guaranteed to take time.
▪ The legal process of transferring ownership of the property from the seller to you begins - this is called conveyancing.
▪ We learned law by mastering a framework for further understanding of the legal process.
▪ Mediation on all issues complements the legal process, without replacing it.
▪ The whole point of the legal process is to get a decisive determination which will end the dispute in question.
▪ The legal process takes a long time and the task of getting new Regulations approved remained incomplete when I retired.
▪ The legal process is long winded; it can outlast the life of the patent.
▪ There must, effectively, be a change of culture in the legal profession.
▪ The first Congress of the United States was dominated by the legal profession.
▪ The legal profession served as a means of upward social mobility for Burghers, Sinhalese and Tamils.
▪ For a sixty-year-old man in the upper reaches of the legal profession, that was pathetic.
▪ He is, after all, a government minister, as well as the leader of the legal profession.
▪ He had a powerful mind and he rose to the top rank of the legal profession.
▪ This Commission consists of five senior members of the judiciary and legal profession.
▪ This is a question that perplexes many outside the legal profession who do not fully appreciate or understand our constitutional rights.
▪ Whether badgers merit greater legal protection is a much-debated question among producers in the south-west where damage to farms is known.
▪ Patent applications must meet a higher legal standard to be granted and offer a different legal protection than do copyrights.
▪ You are entitled to legal protection and reporting assaults to the police makes it less likely that they will occur.
▪ It was suggested by proponents that such legal protection was no longer necessary and was an insult to the South.
▪ They had special status and legal protection and there were prescribed penalties for those attacking or injuring them.
▪ It develops gradually, acquiring greater legal protection by stages as the fetus gains viability.
▪ National Rivers Authority was also worried because once the section is designated its legal protection would make flood maintenance work difficult.
▪ Relevant spheres for scrutiny include health, education, employment, training, legal protection, trade unions, and others.
▪ The girl, who can not be named for legal reasons, had been left alone when a friend went home.
▪ This is for legal reasons, to prevent a suit.
▪ The child, who can not be named for legal reasons, was staying with her grandparents in south Devon.
▪ Loretta guessed there were legal reasons for the terse nature of the item.
▪ The girl, who can not be named for legal reasons, was then led out the back door of the court.
▪ The names can not be published for legal reasons.
▪ The woman, who can not be named for legal reasons, wants the circumstances of her children's care proceedings examined.
▪ We must ensure that we are operating in full compliance with the legal requirements of our software licenses.
▪ Strike fits requirements White House officials said the potential pilots strike appeared to meet the legal requirement for presidential intervention.
▪ She wasn't immunised That's a legal requirement!
▪ The clerk is bound by a legal requirement.
▪ There is no legal requirement for a child's evidence to be corroborated in civil proceedings.
▪ The notes do not set out the full legal requirements.
▪ It is vital to comply with legal requirements before embalming.
▪ The chapter concludes by discussing policy in social work agencies in the light of research findings, legal requirements and developing opinion.
▪ The child, however, is a minor, the legal responsibility of his/her parents or guardians.
▪ Each participating State will provide controls to ensure that such authorities fulfil their constitutional and legal responsibilities.
▪ We can not however guarantee it and we can not accept legal responsibility for it.
▪ What legal responsibilities does the school board have in the bargaining process?
▪ Sons carried this legal responsibility throughout their lives; daughters relinquished it when they married.
▪ His legal responsibilities for issues such as extradition have also brought him into contact with senior legal and political figures in Ireland.
▪ The exodus comes as governors acquire legal responsibilities for the running of schools as a result of the Government's education reforms.
▪ It has not accepted legal responsibility for the deaths.
▪ He has the legal right to seize enough of the defendant's goods to satisfy the judgment.
▪ A legal duty should in civil law be the counterpart of a legal right.
▪ Animals are not human, therefore it seems inappropriate for them to have legal rights.
▪ Parental consent to in vitro fertilisation does not deprive the child of his legal right of action.
▪ Innkeepers have a legal right to payment in advance.
▪ These can only give extra benefits to those legal rights just discussed and are not permitted to affect them.
▪ A will also be justified in reaching an accommodation with B rather than exercising his strict legal rights under the contract.
▪ Those who did not sign would forfeit some legal rights.
▪ Equally, any proposed remedies must be addressed more to administrative and procedural practice than to changing formal legal rules.
▪ His decision to aid the individual is determined by a set of social or legal rules.
▪ Everywhere else it is used in the sense of legal rules embodied in one document.
▪ Do you therefore automatically break this legal rule?
▪ Although this picture no longer accurately reflects the reality of many modern corporate structures, legal rules still rest upon the old idea.
▪ Nevertheless, the topic is undeniably an important one and it is worth sketching in the legal rules.
▪ The law and legal rules incorporate and build upon perceptions of reality.
▪ The legal rules are unsettled, and will cause some confusion with the advent of satellite television.
▪ In response the Society rejected the need to compel local authorities to put out aspects of their legal services to competitive tender.
▪ It brings free medical and legal services, often vitally needed in poor communities.
▪ We are committed to enabling people with limited means to have access to legal services.
▪ Secondly, the inclusive approach may act as a positive encouragement to clients to make use of legal services.
▪ The Government considers that this unnecessarily hinders the ways in which the provision of legal services might develop.
▪ Such services may include, for example, the giving of investment advice or the provision of legal services.
▪ For the rich the cost of legal services is not a barrier to the use of lawyers.
▪ This has left a section of the community without effective access to legal services for expensive litigation.
▪ The constitutional and legal status of many such rules is a matter of controversy.
▪ Beal maintains victims should be an important part of the process, but says they have no special legal status.
▪ Neither their legal status nor their chances in education, training and employment are full or free.
▪ The change in legal status meant that the couple were deprived of that right.
▪ If his legal status is to be changed, he must rely on the generosity of the citizens.
▪ This identity is partly a legal status, partly a feeling.
▪ The legal status of organisations such as these is analogous to that of a club.
▪ Marshall traced the development of a legal status of citizenship in the United Kingdom through a number of historical stages.
▪ All legal systems have to deal with the situation which arises where a debtor is unable to pay his debts.
▪ Krueger had to turn to the legal system for some form of painkiller.
▪ And revisions to the legal system to deal with the increase in cases means they will be able to prosecute more people.
▪ This precedent, if strictly honored in 1984, would throw the legal system into chaos.
▪ On display in recent months have been the best and the worst of the United States' legal system.
▪ Most communications are later backed up by directives, which require member states to ensure that their legal systems comply.
▪ They have had to go up against the legal system, the police and the government.
▪ The legal systems that govern the buying and selling of property differ widely around the world.
▪ The truth is that most legal work does not involve courts.
▪ Shortly thereafter, Rapoport hired Hubbell and paid him $ 18, 000 for legal work.
▪ Variety - you would be able to handle a wide range of legal work in commerce and industry.
▪ Mark Waite of Sugarlands, Texas, does commercial litigation, which is the most grueling and unpredictable legal work.
▪ The legal work they do for other clients gives them this experience.
▪ As an associate, he said was not involved in entering into specific agreements with clients for legal work.
▪ Without this we can not engage in any worthwhile legal work or provide access to items.
▪ My father called us frequently from Tokyo to keep us abreast of the legal work, which sounded complicated to me.
social/legal/political etc framework
▪ But he accepted the social framework of his day and the status and role of women within it.
▪ He tries to provide for reform within a political framework and he introduces consensus, as a social control variable.
▪ In the twelfth century the canon lawyers devised an elaborate, and comparatively humane, legal framework for poor relief.
▪ It summarises geological knowledge of metalliferous mineralisation, reviews current and past exploration, and describes its administrative and legal framework.
▪ No legal framework prevails to enable disabled people to counteract discrimination, unfair employment practices, problems of access, etc.
▪ Some relate to the present legal framework.
▪ The simplified and more rational legal framework that it introduced is unified by some powerful principles that speak to those issues.
▪ What is the point of a legal framework if companies can not get a court injunction to stop illegal strike action?
▪ a long legal battle
▪ Consumers have the legal right to demand their money back if a product is faulty.
▪ Divorce finally became legal in 1992.
▪ In Maastricht, Dutch Guilders, Deutschmarks and Belgian Francs are all considered legal tender.
▪ Mitchell won a $700 legal award against her ex-landlord.
▪ Neither side wanted a long and expensive legal battle.
▪ Office betting pools are not legal.
▪ Over 3,000 gay couples have married since it became legal for them to do so last year.
▪ People on low salaries can get free legal advice.
▪ She now become the legal owner of the land.
▪ the legal duties of a parent
▪ the legal system
▪ The alcohol content of his blood was three times over the legal limit.
▪ The American government does not pay the legal fees of Americans who are arrested abroad.
▪ The clerk to the court will reject any document that does not meet the legal requirements.
▪ This trade in foreign currency is perfectly legal.
▪ He has refused, arguing that a definitive legal answer would split the country irrevocably.
▪ Mr Wade hid his legal acumen behind a cigar-chewing country-boy manner and a thick East Texas drawl.
▪ Some markets, and many fairs, were important and regular activities without any apparent legal status.
▪ Some relatives are now considering legal action.
▪ The legal procedures may be improved, but they are bound to remain vulnerable to an erroneous police case.
▪ The legal title to freehold or leasehold premises can only be held by a maximum of four persons.
▪ The school board has the same legal duty to bargain in good faith as the union does.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Legal \Le"gal\ (l[=e]"gal), a. [L. legalis, fr. lex, legis, law; prob. orig., that which lies or is fixed (cf. L. lectus bed), and if so akin to E. lie, law: cf. F. l['e]gal. Cf. Lie to be prostrate, Loyal, Leal.]

  1. Created by, permitted by, in conformity with, or relating to, law; as, a legal obligation; a legal standard or test; a legal procedure; a legal claim; a legal trade; anything is legal which the laws do not forbid.

  2. (Theol.)

    1. According to the law of works, as distinguished from free grace; or resting on works for salvation.

    2. According to the old or Mosaic dispensation; in accordance with the law of Moses.

  3. (Law) Governed by the rules of law as distinguished from the rules of equity; as, legal estate; legal assets. --Bouvier. --Burrill. Legal cap. See under Cap. Legal tender.

    1. The act of tendering in the performance of a contract or satisfaction of a claim that which the law prescribes or permits, and at such time and place as the law prescribes or permits.

    2. That currency, or money, which the law authorizes a debtor to tender and requires a creditor to receive. It differs in different countries.

      Syn: Lawful; constitutional; legitimate; licit; authorized. See Lawful.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-15c. "of or pertaining to the law," from Middle French légal or directly from Latin legalis "legal, pertaining to the law," from lex (genitive legis) "law," possibly related to legere "to gather," on notion of "a collection of rules" (see lecture (n.)).\n

\nSense of "permitted by law" is from 1640s. Related: Legally. The Old French form was leial, loial (see leal, loyal). Legal tender is from 1740.


a. Relating to the law or to lawyers. n. (context US Canada English) paper in sheets 8½ inch × 14 in (215.9 millimetre × 355.6 mm).

  1. adj. established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules [ant: illegal]

  2. of or relating to jurisprudence; "legal loophole"

  3. having legal efficacy or force; "a sound title to the property" [syn: sound]

  4. relating to or characteristic of the profession of law; "the legal profession"

  5. allowed by official rules; "a legal pass receiver"

Legal (Gal Costa album)

Legal is an album by Brazilian singer-songwriter Gal Costa, released in 1970. The album returns to an accessible style following the experimental previous self-titled album Gal Costa of 1969. Legal is diversely influenced by psychedelic music, blues, and R&B.

The album cover is designed by Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica.

Legal (Special Ed album)

Legal is the second album from the rapper Special Ed. Two singles were released from the album, "Come On, Let's Move It" and "The Mission."

Legal (disambiguation)

Matters described as legal are those relating to the system of law governing a society.

Legal also may refer to:
Aspects of law and its administration:

  • The principle of legality
  • Legal literacy
    • Legal education
    • Legal awareness
  • Legalism (disambiguation)

Titled works:

  • Legal (Gal Costa album) (1970)
  • Legal (Special Ed album) (1990)
  • "Legal" (song), by Snow
  • "Legal" (CSI episode), in CSI:Miami television series


  • Legal, Alberta, Canada
  • Légal Trap, a chess opening trap
  • Legal size, a specification for dimensions of unbound sheets of paper
  • Louisiana Electorate of Gays And Lesbians (LEGAL), a statewide LGBT advocacy group
Legal (song)

"Legal" is a song recorded by Canadian reggae singer Snow. It was released in 2002 as the first single from his 2002 album, Two Hands Clapping.

Legal (constituency)

The Legal is a functional constituency in the elections for the Legislative Council of Hong Kong first created in 1985. Electors include the members of the Law Society of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Bar Association, and the officers in the Government's judicial departments.

Usage examples of "legal".

Gore effort to challenge absentee votes on a legal technicality, especially since the intent of these voters was quite clear.

He admitted that he had lived in Tulsa for more than ten years but still voted by absentee ballot in Madison County in every election, though he was no longer a legal resident there.

Claudius, was enacted as a legal claim, on the accession of every new emperor.

There was a legal adage that hard cases made for bad law, but the books could not anticipate all the things that people did.

Justice Holmes to express a technical legal doctrine or to convey a formula for adjudicating cases.

Komel Sard, adjudicator, hereby order the unlocking of alibi receptacle 16,321, for just and appropriate legal inquiries.

Alexander York, because her admiralship was more a legal fiction than an actual Rank Of Power.

But Europe by the thirteenth century, say, boasted great cities, thriving agriculture and trade, sophisticated government and legal systems.

If we are to do as Lucius Marcius Philippus wants, and confine the citizenship of Rome to those among us who can claim family, ancestry, and legal writ, then the first man to have to leave both this House and the city of Rome would be Quintus Varius Severus Hybrida Sucronensis!

But he had a wonderful aptness for understanding legal principles and the weight and effect of evidence.

Peter Ascham, of the eminent legal firm of Ascham and Pettilow, would have his punctual hand on the door-bell of the flat.

During the 1990s, tension sometimes arose, as it did in the effort against al Qaeda, between policymakers who wanted the CIA to undertake more aggressive covert action and wary CIA leaders who counseled prudence and making sure that the legal basis and presidential authorization for their actions were undeniably clear.

This duty has been, under existing circumstances, satisfactorily performed, in part at least, by authorizing the issue of United States notes, receivable for all government dues except customs, and made a legal tender for all debts, public and private, except interest on public debt.

He had nothing for it but to endeavour to be the first to convey the already-blown news to Sir John Peachy, sheriff for Kent: his pains were rewarded by his being detained prisoner as a suspected person, while Sir John mustered his yeomanry, and, together with the neighbouring gentry and their retainers, marched towards Hythe, The wavering people, awed by this show of legal and military power, grew cool towards the White Rose, whose name, linked to change and a diminution of taxation, had for a moment excited their enthusiasm.

This Groslot, whose dual position was one of the singularities of this period--when Reformers themselves owned abbeys--Groslot, the Jacques Coeur of Orleans, one of the richest burghers of the day, did not bequeath his name to the house, for in after years it was called Le Bailliage, having been, undoubtedly, purchased either by the heirs of the Crown or by the provinces as the proper place in which to hold the legal courts.