leg-, lex

(Latin: pertaining to the law, legal)

From Latin legalis and lex, legis, law; lex is singular while leges is plural.

legate
1. An emissary of the pope, especially one who represents the Vatican in another country.
2. An official representative of a government, especially a diplomat.
legatee
legation
legislate (verb), legislates; legislated; legislating
To make or to enact laws.
legislating
legislation (s) (noun), legislations (pl)
1. The action of making or giving laws; the enactment of laws, lawgiving; an instance of this.
2. The enactments of a legislator or legislature; the whole body of enacted laws.
legislative
The power of legislating or making laws; the body in which this power is vested, the legislature.
legislatively
legislator (s) (noun), legislators (pl)
One who makes laws for a people or nation; a lawgiver; a member of a legislative body.
legislatress, legislatrix
A female legislator.
legislature
A body of persons invested with the power of making the laws of a country or state; specifically, (U.S.) the legislative body of a State or Territory, as distinguished from Congress.
legist
One well versed or skilled in the law; a jurist.
legitimacy (s) (noun)
1. The fact or situation in which someone or something exists in accordance with law or is valid.
2. The condition of being in accordance with law or principle. Now often, with respect to a sovereign's title, in a narrower sense: The fact of being derived by regular descent; occasionally the principle of lineal succession to the throne, as a political doctrine.
3. Conformity to rules or principles; that which is legal.
legitimacy
legitimate
1. Of a child: Having the status of one lawfully begotten; entitled to full filial rights. Said also of a parent, and of lineal descent.
2. Conforming to law or rule; sanctioned or authorized by law or right; lawful; proper.