01. It is not [legal] to drink in public in this town, but having a bottle of wine at a picnic is usually tolerated by police.
02. I couldn't understand the judge's [legalistic] language, so I don't understand the decision of the court.
03. We need to get [legal] advice before we make any decision as to whether to sue the company that ripped us off.
04. He was arrested for drunken driving because he had drunk more than the [legal] limit of alcohol.
05. Disgraced President Richard Nixon once remarked, "When the President does it, that means it is not [illegal]."
06. In Alaska, it is [legal] to shoot bears; however, waking a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking a photograph is prohibited.
07. In the Netherlands, marijuana is not officially [legal], but people are able to buy it in registered "coffee shops."
08. Internet access in the country of Burma is restricted by anti-modem laws, and [illegal] possession of a modem can lead to a prison term.
09. It was [illegal] for women to wear buttons in fifteenth-century Florence.
10. On January 21, 1908, a law was passed in New York City making it [illegal] for women to smoke in public.
11. Some people think that marijuana should be [legalized] because they believe it has many beneficial uses.
12. Alcohol was [illegal] in the U.S. for a period in the 1930s.
13. The [legality] of using marijuana for medical purposes has not really been clarified in this country.
14. In 1993, a Florida judge ruled that a twelve-year-old boy who didn't want to be with his parents any longer could [legally] divorce them.
15. In November of 1995, the people of Ireland voted by a margin of less than one percent to [legalize] divorce.
16. The [illegal] animal trade has been a significant factor in the decline of the wild orangutan population.
17. We got a $20 ticket because we were [illegally] parked.
18. Music downloaders are questioning the [illegality] of file sharing, claiming the law is unclear on the matter.

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  • legal — LEGÁL, Ă, legali, e, adj. Care există sau se face în temeiul unei legi, care este prevăzut de o lege, este conform cu legea. – Din fr. légal, lat. legalis. Trimis de RACAI, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  Legal ≠ ilegal, nelegal Trimis de siveco,… …   Dicționar Român

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