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within, allowed by, or sanctioned by the law

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established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules

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having legal efficacy or force

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allowed by official rules

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However legal it may be To pay what never has been lent, This style of business seems to me Extremely inconvenient!
They are opposed to the Countess's idea; but she is firm, and insists on a legal opinion.
If the legal opinion is adverse to your rightful claims, I will promise to answer any questions which you may choose to put to me.
So I, too, scratch the land with my brief endeavour and flash my name across a page of legal script ere I pass and the page grows musty.
He at once took the question of the marriage in hand--with no concealment whatever, as to the legal bearings of it, from the client who was consulting him.
And at the same moment Watson's right fist landed flush on Judge Witberg's nose, putting that legal gentleman over on his back on the grass.
By dint of an ingenious counsel, and a legal flaw, he escaped; but only to undergo a worse punishment; for, some years afterwards, his house was broken open in the night by robbers, tempted by the rumours of his great wealth, and he was found murdered in his bed.
Nor were there wanting some, who, after the departure of Jenny, insinuated that she was spirited away with a design too black to be mentioned, and who gave frequent hints that a legal inquiry ought to be made into the whole matter, and that some people should be forced to produce the girl.
Alexey Alexandrovitch was in principle in favor of the publicity of legal proceedings, though for some higher official considerations he disliked the application of the principle in Russia, and disapproved of it, as far as he could disapprove of anything instituted by authority of the Emperor.
There was an airy disregard for legal formalities about him which exasperated his father, an attorney of the old school.
Hartright, why I speak of waiting to take legal advice until to-morrow?
It was perfectly legal to arrest that man on the barest suspicion.
So, Britannia mentions to a legal gentleman of her acquaintance that if Veneering will 'put down' five thousand pounds, he may write a couple of initial letters after his name at the extremely cheap rate of two thousand five hundred per letter.
They have no fixed offices, their legal business being transacted in the parlours of public-houses, or the yards of prisons, whither they repair in crowds, and canvass for customers after the manner of omnibus cads.
The old man's illness had not lasted many days when he took formal possession of the premises and all upon them, in virtue of certain legal powers to that effect, which few understood and none presumed to call in question.