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legal

1. established by or founded upon law; lawful
2. of or relating to law
3. recognized, enforceable, or having a remedy at law rather than in equity
4. relating to or characteristic of the profession of law

legal

Loosely used to mean "in accordance with all the relevant rules", especially in connection with some set of constraints defined by software. "The older =+ alternate for += is no longer legal syntax in ANSI C." "This parser processes each line of legal input the moment it sees the trailing linefeed." Hackers often model their work as a sort of game played with the environment in which the objective is to maneuver through the thicket of "natural laws" to achieve a desired objective. Their use of "legal" is flavoured as much by this game-playing sense as by the more conventional one having to do with courts and lawyers. Compare language lawyer, legalese.
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Fingerprint evidence was accepted as a legitimate form of legal evidence very rapidly, and with strikingly little careful scrutiny.
But some DNA "fingerprinting" was still a controversial form of legal evidence.
One problem limits its usefulness as legal evidence, however.
The overview of previous literature is saved until last; thus Sorensen is able to make clear distinctions between his own theory, and, in particular, Bill Miller's influential re-evaluation of saga and legal evidence in Blood-Taking and Peace-Making (Chicago University Press, 1990).
From the creation of an original document to the duplication and storage of that document, internal controls must be followed and documented for any system to produce records to be used as legal evidence.
LINDON, UTAH -- AccessData, a pioneer of digital investigations and litigation support, today announces the Summation product suite and attendant services and training components have been chosen by the Office of Defender Services, Administrative Office of the United States Courts (ODS), to be the legal evidence review platform for all Federal Defender Organizations (FDOs) in the United States.
There was no single legal evidence to prove the allegations," Alor told journalists outside the court.
Easily preventable interference with legal evidence is costing British businesses millions each year, a Birmingham lawyer has warned.
Myrna Raeder, a legal evidence professor at Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, said the fact that Simpson was restricted from using the same ``conspiracy and contamination'' defense he used in the criminal trial also could be grounds for an appeal.
All the images produced are date and time stamped using an atomic clock, and can be used as legal evidence.
These devices are not suitable for gathering legal evidence of vehicle speeds.
There is no legal evidence provided except for one testimony by Ibrahim Kabo, one of the arrested defendants in the case, who alleged that Nour paid another defendant called Abdel Nasser to burn the complex and to riot," Ghanem said, adding that Abdel Nasser later retracted these allegations.