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Legal is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.



  1. If an activity is legal it does not break any laws.
    In Canada, it is perfectly legal for a woman to walk down the street with no shirt on.
  2. (usually before the noun) A legal problem, action, fee, etc. is related to the law or lawyers.
    After losing the court case, he had to pay over $30,000 in legal fees.
    The government brought legal action against three cigarette makers.