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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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It would seem, therefore, that to avoid doing wrong, morally or legally, we ought to refrain from intentional acts that result in evil.
For a document to be found legally binding in court, an appropriate party must be able to authenticate that it was in fact signed by the person who claims to have signed it.
3 million for the purchase of environmentally sensitive land, secured by the county's covenant to budget and appropriate (CB&A) legally available non-ad-valorem revenue.
They were from five countries -- Ethiopia, Nigeria, El Salvador, Mexico and the Philippines -- and all had been admitted to the country legally.
6015(c)(3)(A)(i)(1) on the date of her death, both because she was no longer married to D and was legally separated from him.
If the transferred asset inherently has a legally significant information set (e.
There are legally recognized ways to tell the difference between good friends and domestic partners, however.
Documentation or substantial evidence that the item was legally exported from its country of origin after November 17, 1970 and that it has been or will be legally imported into the United States.
She sculpts and paints, and even with recently improved vision, uses many of the techniques that helped her create art when she was legally blind.
The couple, who have been together 22 years, were legally wed on June 10, the ceremony conducted by a justice of Ontario's superior court.
Thus, the court limited its decision to the question of whether the charitable donees were legally obligated or could be compelled to sell the stock warrants as of the date that they met the requisites for completing the gifts (i.
This proprietary analysis identifies which data stores are most at risk in relation to the organization's ability to legally preserve and harvest ESI from those repositories.