leg-, lex

(Latin: pertaining to the law, legal)

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

legitimatize (verb), legitimatizes; legitimatized; legitimatizing
To make something or someone legal, acceptable, or officially proper: Jenifer called her employer to legitimatize her absence from work because she was very sick with influenza.
Legum Baccalaureus; LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws degree.
Legum Doctor; LL.D.
Doctor of Laws degree.
1. In medieval jurisprudence, a body or collection of various laws peculiar to a given nation or people; not a code in the modern sense, but an aggregation or collection of laws not codified or systematized.
2. In modern American and British jurisprudence, a system or body of laws, written or unwritten, or so much thereof as may be applicable to a particular case or question, considered as being local or peculiar to a given state, country, or jurisdiction, or as being different from the laws or rules relating to the same subject-matter which prevail in some other place.
3. In old English law, a body or collection of laws, and particularly the Roman or civil law.
4. Lex is used in a purely juridical sense, law, and not also right; while jus has an ethical as well as a juridical meaning, not only law, but right.
5. Other specific meanings of the word in Roman jurisprudence were as follows:

Positive law, as opposed to natural.

That system of law that descended from the Twelve Tables, and formed the basis of all the Roman law.

The terms of a private covenant; the condition of an obligation.

A form of words prescribed to be used upon particular occasions.

Mos pro lege.
Long established custom has the force of law.

A legal term.

Non scribit cuius carmina nemo legit.
He is no writer whose verses no one reads.
nulla poena sine lege
No punishment without a law.

If a law didn't exist before a specific action was committed, one can't be sentenced to prison for that activity.

1. A right, advantage, or immunity granted to or enjoyed by a person, or a body or class of people.
2. Beyond the common advantages of others; an exemption in a particular case from certain burdens or liabilities.
3. A bill of law in favor or against an individual (privus, "single, private" plus leg, stem of lex, legis, "law".
quasi legislation (s) (noun), quasi legislations (pl)
Used to describe regulations that are not regarded as proper laws, but have the force of law: Quasi legislations sometimes describe legal bodies that have the right to make regulations.