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Legal

Conforming to the law; required or permitted by law; not forbidden by law.

The term legal is often used by the courts in reference to an inference of the law formulated as a matter of construction, rather than established by actual proof, such as legal malice.

legal

adj., adv. according to law, not in violation of law, or anything related to the law.

legal

adjective according to the law, allowable, allowed, approved, authorized, authorized by law, cognizzble in courts of law, constitutional, decreed, enforceable in a court of law, established by law, good and effectual in law, governed by law, in conformity with law, lawful, legitimate, legitimus, licit, permissible, permitted by law, prescribed, prescribed by law, proper, quod ex lege, recognized by the law, required by law, rightful, secundum leges fit, statutory, sufficient in law, valid, warranted, within the law
Associated concepts: legal action, legal age, legal arrest, legal beneficiaries, legal capacity to sue, legal cause, legal claim, legal consideration, legal damages, legal detriment, legal disability, legal duty, legal entity, legal heir, legal nooice, legal obligation, legal presumption, legal proceedings, legal process, legal remedy, legal representative, legal tenner, legal title
Foreign phrases: Id possumus quod de jure possumus.We may do only that which we are able to do lawfully.
See also: admissible, allowable, allowed, choate lien, civic, de jure, forensic, honest, jural, juridical, just, justifiable, lawful, legitimate, licit, permissible, regular, rightful, statutory, valid

legal

1 pertaining to LAW.
2 see ADJUDICATION.

HEIR, LEGAL, civil law. A legal heir is one who is of the same blood of the deceased, and who takes the succession by force of law; this is different from a testamentary or conventional heir, who takes the succession in virtue of the disposition of man. See Civil, Code of Louis. art. 873, 875; Dict. de Jurisp., Heritier legitime. There are three classes of legal heirs, to wit; the children and other lawful descendants; the fathers and mothers and other lawful ascendants; and the collateral kindred. Civ. Code of Lo. art. 883.

LEGAL. That which is according to law. It is used in opposition to equitable, as the legal estate is, in the trustee, the equitable estate in the cestui que trust. Vide Powell on Mortg. Index, h.t.
     2. The party who has the legal title, has alone the right to seek a remedy for a wrong to his estate, in a court of law, though he may have no beneficial interest in it. The equitable owner, is he who has not the legal estate, but is entitled to the beneficial interest.
     3. The person who holds the legal estate for the benefit of another, is called a trustee; he who has the beneficiary interest and does not hold the legal title, is called the beneficiary, or more technically, the cestui que trust.
     4. When the trustee has a claim, he must enforce his right in a court of equity, for he cannot sue any one at law, in his own name; 1 East, 497; 8 T. R. 332; 1 Saund. 158, n. 1; 2 Bing. 20; still less can he in such court sue his own trustee. 1 East, 497.

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