- 1 [only before noun] connected with the law the legal profession/system to get/seek legal advice a legal adviser legal costs They are currently facing a long legal battle in the U.S. courts.
- 2allowed or required by law The driver was more than three times over the legal limit (= the amount of alcohol you are allowed to have in your body when you are driving). Should euthanasia be made legal? opposite illegal
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NAmE//ˈliɡəli//adverb a legally binding agreement to be legally responsible for someone or something You are legally entitled to a full refund. Legally, there is not a lot we can do.