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legal (adj.)

15世纪中叶“法律的或与法律有关的”, 来自古法语 légal “法律的” (14世纪), 或直接来自拉丁语 legalis “与法律有关的”, 来自 lex (属名词 legis) “颁布; 戒律, 条例, 原则, 规则; 法律, 动议, 法案的正式提案; 合同, 安排, 构思. 这可能与 legere” 收集“有关, 来自PIE词根 *leg- (1)” 收集, 聚集“, 派生词的意思是” 说话('挑出话来') “. 也许这个名词是从动词上的” 规则的集合“的概念, 但德-瓦安似乎暗示, 其演变过程是相反的.

The verb legare and its compounds all have a meaning which involves a 'task, assignment, ' and can therefore be interpreted as derivatives of lex 'law. ' The [Proto-Italic] root noun *leg- 'law' can be interpreted as a 'collection' of rules. Whether the root noun existed already in PIE is uncertain for lack of precise cognates.

” 法律允许的“这个词是在1640年出现的. 相关链接: Legally. 与 law (n.), q. v. 没有词源关系. 通常的古法语形式是 leial, loial (见 leal, loyal). Legal tender” 债权人受法律约束接受的金钱“是 1740 年的(见 tender (n. 2) ). 一个 legal holiday (1867年) 是由法规或公告确立的, 在这期间, 政府事务通常会暂停.

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Definitions of legal from WordNet

legal (adj.)
established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules;
legal (adj.)
of or relating to jurisprudence;
legal loophole
legal (adj.)
having legal efficacy or force;
Synonyms: sound / effectual
legal (adj.)
relating to or characteristic of the profession of law;
the legal profession
legal (adj.)
allowed by official rules;
a legal pass receiver
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