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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
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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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The central bank head, Elvira Nabiullina, said that she is not looking to legalise cryptocurrencies because of risks and volatility.
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Newport West MP Paul Flynn is campaigning to legalise cannabis for medical use in the UK.
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"If you legalise betting, then who runs the betting houses?
The Drug Control and Addiction Treatment Fund strongly criticised the proposal submitted to the cabinet to legalise the hashish trade in Egypt on Sunday.
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WITH sports betting becoming rampant in India, retired judge Mukul Mudgal on Wednesday said it was time to legalise it and the revenue generated could be used in the development of sports.
We can't just wave the white flag at this problem, but to legalise drugs to us would be a huge mistake.
The arguments seem to go as in all controversial issues, if it's done often and long enough, why not legalise it then we don't have to worry about it?