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ROOT-WORD is LEG meaning LAW from the Latin lex & legis. An odd thing is that lex is used only in Latin phrases, like lex mercatorum - Commercial Law. In the list all the words are with LEG and LEGIS. Please note No. 8, a verb, with the accent on the 2nd syllable. No. 7 is a noun and accent is one the first syllable. Notice No. 20, where il is an assimilated in before legal. For the sake of euphony, remember?


1. Legal : LEG al (lee’ gal) adj.

Lawful; according to law; as, legal holiday


2. Legalism : LEG alism (lee’ gal iz um) n.

Strict adherence to the law


3. Legalistic : LEG alistic (lee ga lis’ tik) adj.

Strictly according to law


4. Legality : LEG ality (le gal; it ee) n.

The quality of being strictly legal


5. Legalize : LEG alize (lee’ ga lize) v.

Make lawful; as, legalize citizenship


6. Legacy : LEG acy (leg’ a see) n.

A gift of property left by will; an inheritance


7. Legate : LEG ate (leg’ at) n.

A delegate; an official messenger; an ambassador


8. Legate : LEG ate (le gat’) v.

To bequeath a legacy


9. Legatee : LEG atee (leg a tee’) n.

The one to whom a legacy is bequeathed


10. Legator : LEG ator (le gate’ or) n.

One who bequeaths the legacy


11. Legist : LEG ist (le’ jist) n.

One skilled in law; jurist


12. Legislate : LEG islate (lej’ i slate) v.

To enact a lay; to cause to become a law


13. Legislative : LEG islative (lej’ i slate iv) adj.

Having the power to make a law; as, legislative assembly


14. Legislature : LEG islature (lej’ i slay chur) n.

A body of persons who can make laws


15. Legislator : LEG isolator (lej; i slate or) n.

A member of the legislature


16. Legislatress : LEG islatress (lej i slay’ tres) n.

A female member of the legislature


17. Legislation : LEG islation (lej i slay’ shun) n.

The enactment of law by the legislature


18. Legitimate : LEG itimate (le jit’ i mat) adj.

Legal; according to the law; as, legitimate business


19. Legitimize : LEG itemize (le jit’ i mize) v.

Make legal


20. Illegal : il LEG al (il ee’ gal) adj.

Unlawful; illegitimate


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