- adj. 法律的；合法的；法定的
- n. (Legal)人名；(法)勒加尔
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- legal:  The Latin term for a ‘law’ was lex. From its stem form leg- come English legal, legislator  (which goes back to a Latin compound meaning literally ‘one who proposes a law’), and legitimate . Loyal is a doublet of legal, acquired via Old French rather than directly from Latin. Another derivative of legwas the Latin verb lēgāre ‘depute, commission, bequeath’, which has given English colleague, college, delegate , legacy , and legation .
=> colleague, college, delegate, legacy, loyal
- legal (adj.)
- 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.)).
Sense of "permitted by law" is from 1640s. Related: Legally. The Old French form was leial, loial (see leal, loyal). Legal tender is from 1740.
- 1. But legal experts are not sure if such a charge can stick.
- 2. She was the only woman in Shell's legal department.
- 3. Legal action is being taken to try to recover the money.
- 4. Two leading law firms are to prepare legal actions against tobacco companies.
- 5. We are taking advice on legal steps to recover the money.
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