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legal eagle

An especially clever, aggressive, or skillful attorney. I might be considered something of a legal eagle now, but I had to work for years to get enough experience to build my reputation.
See also: eagle, legal

legal beagle

An especially clever, aggressive, or skillful attorney. I might be considered something of a legal beagle now, but I had to work for years to get enough experience to build my reputation.
See also: beagle, legal

legal duty

Something that one must do, as required by law. It is the legal duty of homeowners in this community to maintain their property and not let it fall into disrepair.
See also: duty, legal

legal-beagle

and legal-eagle (ˈliglæˈbiglæ and ˈliglæˈiglæ)
n. a lawyer. I’ve got a legal-beagle who can get me out of this scrape.

legal-eagle

verb
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Within this social context, and especially since the fourteenth century, a legally concluded marriage no longer remained the privilege of the nobility.
Minors, therefore, can legally be defined as those persons under the age of 18.
Moreover -- since records are not kept just for business purposes -- what constitutes legally adequate records of e-commerce transactions?