adjective

1‘the Government possessed no legal power to close down this newspaper’

SYNONYMS

lawful, legitimate, licit, within the law, legalized, valid

permissible, permitted, allowable, allowed, above board, admissible, acceptable

authorized, sanctioned, warranted, licensed, official, enforceable, constitutional, statutory, statutable, ex cathedra, binding, bona fide, genuine

right, proper, sound, just, fair, rightful, de jure, honest, upright

informal legit, kosher

ANTONYMS

illegal, criminal

2‘the legal profession’

SYNONYMS

judicial, juridical, jurisdictive, judicatory, forensic