Legal cap
Legal Le"gal (l[=e]"gal), a. [L. legalis, fr. lex, legis, law; prob. orig., that which lies or is fixed (cf. L. lectus bed), and if so akin to E. lie, law: cf. F. l['e]gal. Cf. {Lie} to be prostrate, {Loyal}, {Leal}.] 1. Created by, permitted by, in conformity with, or relating to, law; as, a legal obligation; a legal standard or test; a legal procedure; a legal claim; a legal trade; anything is legal which the laws do not forbid. [1913 Webster]

2. (Theol.) (a) According to the law of works, as distinguished from free grace; or resting on works for salvation. (b) According to the old or Mosaic dispensation; in accordance with the law of Moses. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) Governed by the rules of law as distinguished from the rules of equity; as, legal estate; legal assets. --Bouvier. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

{Legal cap}. See under {Cap}.

{Legal tender}. (a) The act of tendering in the performance of a contract or satisfaction of a claim that which the law prescribes or permits, and at such time and place as the law prescribes or permits. (b) That currency, or money, which the law authorizes a debtor to tender and requires a creditor to receive. It differs in different countries.

Syn: Lawful; constitutional; legitimate; licit; authorized. See {Lawful}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Legal cap — Cap Cap (k[a^]p), n. [OE. cappe, AS. c[ae]ppe, cap, cape, hood, fr. LL, cappa, capa; perhaps of Iberian origin, as Isidorus of Seville mentions it first: Capa, quia quasi totum capiat hominem; it. capitis ornamentum. See 3d {Cape}, and cf. 1st… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • legal cap — Long stationery with a wide left hand margin and a narrow right hand margin, used by attorneys. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. legal cap Long stationery with a wide left hand marg …   Law dictionary

  • legal cap — ☆ legal cap n. writing paper used by lawyers for documents, 81/ 2 by 13 or 14 inches, folded at the top and with a ruled margin …   English World dictionary

  • legal cap — noun Etymology: cap from cap (as in foolscap) : a white writing paper for legal use that is usually 8 1/2 inches wide and 13 or 14 inches long and is often ruled some … use legal cap with margins ruled in red Eva L. Connelly & T.P.Moroney * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • legal cap — ruled writing paper in tablet form, measuring approximately 81/2 × 13 to 14 in. (22 × 33 to 36 cm). [1870 75, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Legal cap — Формат бумаги 33x40,6 см …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • Cap — (k[a^]p), n. [OE. cappe, AS. c[ae]ppe, cap, cape, hood, fr. LL, cappa, capa; perhaps of Iberian origin, as Isidorus of Seville mentions it first: Capa, quia quasi totum capiat hominem; it. capitis ornamentum. See 3d {Cape}, and cf. 1st {Cope}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cap in hand — Cap Cap (k[a^]p), n. [OE. cappe, AS. c[ae]ppe, cap, cape, hood, fr. LL, cappa, capa; perhaps of Iberian origin, as Isidorus of Seville mentions it first: Capa, quia quasi totum capiat hominem; it. capitis ornamentum. See 3d {Cape}, and cf. 1st… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cap money — Cap Cap (k[a^]p), n. [OE. cappe, AS. c[ae]ppe, cap, cape, hood, fr. LL, cappa, capa; perhaps of Iberian origin, as Isidorus of Seville mentions it first: Capa, quia quasi totum capiat hominem; it. capitis ornamentum. See 3d {Cape}, and cf. 1st… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cap of a cannon — Cap Cap (k[a^]p), n. [OE. cappe, AS. c[ae]ppe, cap, cape, hood, fr. LL, cappa, capa; perhaps of Iberian origin, as Isidorus of Seville mentions it first: Capa, quia quasi totum capiat hominem; it. capitis ornamentum. See 3d {Cape}, and cf. 1st… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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