legal


legal
adj.
1 legal (conforme a ley).
no cumple los requisitos legales it doesn't meet the legal requirements
2 legal (relativo a la ley).
asesoramiento legal legal advice
3 forensic.
medicina legal legal medicine
4 honest, decent (informal) (de confianza). (peninsular Spanish)
es un tío muy legal he's a great guy o bloke (British)
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legal
adjetivo
1 (gen) legal
2 argot (persona) above-board, upfront
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adj.
legal, lawful
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ADJ
1) (=de ley) legal
2) [persona] (=de confianza) trustworthy, truthful, reliable

es un tío legal — * he's a good bloke *

3) (=sin antecedentes) [archivo] clean *; [persona] clean *, with no police record
4) And (=excelente) great *
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adjetivo
1) (Der)
a) <trámite/documentos> legal

por la vía legal — through legal channels

b) (lícito, permitido) lawful

lo haré si es legal — I'll do it as long as it's within the law

2)
a) (Col, Per arg) (estupendo) great (colloq)
b) (Esp arg) (de fiar) cool (sl)

es un tío legal — he's cool

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= legal, legalistic, statutory, lawful, over the counter, licit, legit, kosher, legalised [legalized, -USA].
Ex. University courses in legal information work should take on board the teaching of the new technology.
Ex. Patents abstracting is a special skill, involving not only a technical knowledge, but also a facility for unravelling the special legalistic jargon in which patents abound.
Ex. As we saw earlier, I&R services were not invented by public libraries, but developed as a tool of other statutory and voluntary social work agencies.
Ex. DIALOG has made it lawful for searchers to send copies of search results to their colleagues.
Ex. With minor revision, the design recommendations were appropriate for developing over the counter medicinal leaflets.
Ex. The lines between licit & illicit operations have become blurred, as markets have become globalized.
Ex. What is ironic about the intellectual property law is that it often penalizes the legit consumers more than the pirates it intends to foil.
Ex. Some mammals, such as pigs, have a cloven hoof but are not considered kosher because they do not meet other criteria.
Ex. Even those states who are pushing for legalized sports betting are missing the point when it comes to making a profit through sports betting.
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* acción legal = legal action.
* actuación legal = legal proceedings.
* acuerdo legal = legal settlement.
* asesoramiento legal = legal advice, legal aid.
* asesoría legal = legal advice centre.
* ayuda legal = legal assistance.
* biblioteca de depósito legal = copyright library, depository library.
* condiciones legales de uso = legal boilerplate.
* cuestión legal = legal issue.
* custodia legal = legal guardianship.
* depósito legal = legal deposit.
* derecho legal = legal right.
* documento legal = legal document.
* emprender acciones legales = take + legal proceedings, take + legal action.
* impedimento legal = estoppel.
* jerga legal = legalease.
* laguna legal = loophole.
* marco legal = legal framework.
* medicina legal = legal medicine.
* moneda de curso legal = legal tender.
* norma legal = statutory provision.
* obligación legal = legal obligation.
* plazo legal = statutory term.
* protección legal = legal protection.
* residencia legal = legal residence.
* separación legal = separation from bed and board, a mensa et thoro.
* sistema legal, el = legal system, the.
* tutor legal = legal guardian.
* vacío legal = loophole, legal void.
* * *
adjetivo
1) (Der)
a) <trámite/documentos> legal

por la vía legal — through legal channels

b) (lícito, permitido) lawful

lo haré si es legal — I'll do it as long as it's within the law

2)
a) (Col, Per arg) (estupendo) great (colloq)
b) (Esp arg) (de fiar) cool (sl)

es un tío legal — he's cool

* * *
= legal, legalistic, statutory, lawful, over the counter, licit, legit, kosher, legalised [legalized, -USA].

Ex: University courses in legal information work should take on board the teaching of the new technology.

Ex: Patents abstracting is a special skill, involving not only a technical knowledge, but also a facility for unravelling the special legalistic jargon in which patents abound.
Ex: As we saw earlier, I&R services were not invented by public libraries, but developed as a tool of other statutory and voluntary social work agencies.
Ex: DIALOG has made it lawful for searchers to send copies of search results to their colleagues.
Ex: With minor revision, the design recommendations were appropriate for developing over the counter medicinal leaflets.
Ex: The lines between licit & illicit operations have become blurred, as markets have become globalized.
Ex: What is ironic about the intellectual property law is that it often penalizes the legit consumers more than the pirates it intends to foil.
Ex: Some mammals, such as pigs, have a cloven hoof but are not considered kosher because they do not meet other criteria.
Ex: Even those states who are pushing for legalized sports betting are missing the point when it comes to making a profit through sports betting.
* acción legal = legal action.
* actuación legal = legal proceedings.
* acuerdo legal = legal settlement.
* asesoramiento legal = legal advice, legal aid.
* asesoría legal = legal advice centre.
* ayuda legal = legal assistance.
* biblioteca de depósito legal = copyright library, depository library.
* condiciones legales de uso = legal boilerplate.
* cuestión legal = legal issue.
* custodia legal = legal guardianship.
* depósito legal = legal deposit.
* derecho legal = legal right.
* documento legal = legal document.
* emprender acciones legales = take + legal proceedings, take + legal action.
* impedimento legal = estoppel.
* jerga legal = legalease.
* laguna legal = loophole.
* marco legal = legal framework.
* medicina legal = legal medicine.
* moneda de curso legal = legal tender.
* norma legal = statutory provision.
* obligación legal = legal obligation.
* plazo legal = statutory term.
* protección legal = legal protection.
* residencia legal = legal residence.
* separación legal = separation from bed and board, a mensa et thoro.
* sistema legal, el = legal system, the.
* tutor legal = legal guardian.
* vacío legal = loophole, legal void.

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legal
adjective
A (Der)
1 ‹trámite/documentos/requisitos› legal
por la vía legal through legal channels, through the courts
2 (lícito, permitido) lawful
haré lo que me pidas, siempre que sea legal I'll do whatever you ask, as long as it's within the law o it's legal
una manifestación legal a lawful demonstration
3 (Esp period) ‹terrorista/comando› with no previous convictions, with no criminal record
B (Esp arg) (de confianza) great (colloq)
C (Col, Per, AmC arg) (estupendo) great (colloq), far out (sl dated)
D (AmC fam) (justo) fair
ser legal to be fair
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legal adjetivo
1 (Der)
a)trámite/documentoslegal

b) (lícito, permitido) lawful;

lo haré si es legal I'll do it as long as it's within the law

2 (Col, Per arg) (estupendo) great (colloq)
legal adjetivo
1 Jur legal
emprender acciones legales contra, to take legal action against
2 fam (de confianza, honesto) honest, trustworthy
'legal' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
abogacía
- abogada
- abogado
- amparo
- curso
- daño
- depósito
- estado
- judicial
- juicio
- jurídica
- jurídico
- límite
- persona
- prevaricación
- valor
- asesoría
- bufete
- lícito
- personería
- potestad
- representación
English:
above-board
- action
- advice
- assurance
- etiquette
- guardian
- lawful
- legal
- legal adviser
- legal holiday
- legal tender
- legal-size
- loophole
- tender
- bar
- hereafter
- loop
- otherwise
- statutory
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legal adj
1. [conforme a ley] legal;
su actuación no tiene base legal alguna his actions have no legal basis;
no cumple los requisitos legales it doesn't meet the legal requirements;
una moneda de curso legal a currency which is legal tender
2. [relativo a la ley] legal;
asesoramiento legal legal advice;
una batalla legal a legal battle
3. [forense] forensic;
medicina legal forensic medicine
4. Esp [terrorista, comando] with no criminal record;
detuvieron a tres terroristas legales they arrested three terrorists who had never previously been charged
5. Esp Fam [de confianza] honest, decent;
es un tío muy legal he's a great guy o Br bloke
* * *
legal
adj
1 legal
2 fam
persona great fam , terrific fam
* * *
legal adj
: legal, lawful
legalmente adv
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legal adj legal

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  • legal — le·gal / lē gəl/ adj [Latin legalis, from leg lex law] 1: of or relating to law or the processes of law a legal question take legal action 2 a: deriving authority from or founded on law a legal tariff rate a legal government …   Law dictionary

  • légal — légal, ale (lé gal, ga l ) adj. 1°   Qui est prescrit par la loi. Formalités légales.    Qui est selon la loi. Voies légales. Moyens légaux. •   Charles [1er, d Angleterre] avait des vertus domestiques, du courage, de la modération, de la probité …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • legal — LEGÁL, Ă, legali, e, adj. Care există sau se face în temeiul unei legi, care este prevăzut de o lege, este conform cu legea. – Din fr. légal, lat. legalis. Trimis de RACAI, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  Legal ≠ ilegal, nelegal Trimis de siveco,… …   Dicționar Român

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • legal — (Del lat. legālis). 1. adj. Prescrito por ley y conforme a ella. 2. Perteneciente o relativo a la ley o al derecho. 3. Verídico, puntual, fiel y recto en el cumplimiento de las funciones de su cargo. 4. coloq. Esp. Leal o formal en su… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • legal — [lē′gəl] adj. [MFr légal < L legalis < lex (gen. legis), law, prob. < IE base * leg̑ , to collect > L legere, Gr legein, to collect] 1. of, created by, based upon, or authorized by law 2. in conformity with the positive rules of law;… …   English World dictionary

  • Legal — bezeichnet eine Gesetzeskonformität, siehe Legalität ein heute noch in den USA und in Kanada benutztes Papierformat, siehe Legal (Papierformat) Legal ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Ernst Legal, Schauspieler Marga Legal, Schauspielerin… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • legal — Adj std. stil. (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. lēgālis, einer Ableitung von l. lēx (lēgis) Gesetzesvorschlag, Gesetz, Verordnung , vielleicht weiter zu l. legere (lēctum) lesen, ablesen, vorlesen , verwandt mit gr. légein zählen, berechnen… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • legal — (adj.) mid 15c. of or pertaining to the law, from M.Fr. légal or directly from L. legalis legal, pertaining to the law, from lex (gen. legis) law, possibly related to legere to gather, on notion of a collection of rules (see LECTURE (Cf. lecture) …   Etymology dictionary

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