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 for Legal cap
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     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.
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     3. (Law) Governed by the rules of law as distinguished from
        the rules of equity; as, legal estate; legal assets.
        --Bouvier. --Burrill.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 Cope.]
     1. A covering for the head; esp.
        (a) One usually with a visor but without a brim, for men
            and boys;
        (b) One of lace, muslin, etc., for women, or infants;
        (c) One used as the mark or ensign of some rank, office,
            or dignity, as that of a cardinal.
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     2. The top, or uppermost part; the chief.
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              Thou art the cap of all the fools alive. --Shak.
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     3. A respectful uncovering of the head.
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              He that will give a cap and make a leg in thanks.
                                                    --Fuller.
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     4. (Zool.) The whole top of the head of a bird from the base
        of the bill to the nape of the neck.
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     5. Anything resembling a cap in form, position, or use; as:
        (a) (Arch.) The uppermost of any assemblage of parts; as,
            the cap of column, door, etc.; a capital, coping,
            cornice, lintel, or plate.
        (b) Something covering the top or end of a thing for
            protection or ornament.
        (c) (Naut.) A collar of iron or wood used in joining
            spars, as the mast and the topmast, the bowsprit and
            the jib boom; also, a covering of tarred canvas at the
            end of a rope.
        (d) A percussion cap. See under Percussion.
        (e) (Mech.) The removable cover of a journal box.
        (f) (Geom.) A portion of a spherical or other convex
            surface.
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     6. A large size of writing paper; as, flat cap; foolscap;
        legal cap.
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     Cap of a cannon, a piece of lead laid over the vent to keep
        the priming dry; -- now called an apron.
  
     Cap in hand, obsequiously; submissively.
  
     Cap of liberty. See Liberty cap, under Liberty.
  
     Cap of maintenance, a cap of state carried before the kings
        of England at the coronation. It is also carried before
        the mayors of some cities.
  
     Cap money, money collected in a cap for the huntsman at the
        death of the fox.
  
     Cap paper.
        (a) A kind of writing paper including flat cap, foolscap,
            and legal cap.
        (b) A coarse wrapping paper used for making caps to hold
            commodities.
  
     Cap rock (Mining), The layer of rock next overlying ore,
        generally of barren vein material.
  
     Flat cap, cap See Foolscap.
  
     Forage cap, the cloth undress head covering of an officer
        of soldier.
  
     Legal cap, a kind of folio writing paper, made for the use
        of lawyers, in long narrow sheets which have the fold at
        the top or "narrow edge."
  
     To set one's cap, to make a fool of one. (Obs.) --Chaucer.
  
     To set one's cap for, to try to win the favor of a man with
        a view to marriage. [Colloq.]
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