[in-fawr-muh l] /ɪnˈfɔr məl/
without formality or ceremony; casual:
an informal visit.
not according to the prescribed, official, or customary way or manner; irregular; unofficial:
suitable to or characteristic of casual and familiar, but educated, speech or writing.
Grammar. characterizing the second singular pronominal or verbal form, or its use, in certain languages:
the informal tu in French.
not of a formal, official, or stiffly conventional nature: an informal luncheon
appropriate to everyday life or use: informal clothes
denoting or characterized by idiom, vocabulary, etc, appropriate to everyday conversational language rather than to formal written language
denoting a second-person pronoun in some languages used when the addressee is regarded as a friend or social inferior: In French the pronoun “tu” is informal, while “vous” is formal
mid-15c., “lacking form; not in accordance with the rules of formal logic,” from in- (1) “not, opposite of” + formal. Meaning “irregular, unofficial” is from c.1600. Sense of “done without ceremony” is from 1828. Related: Informally.
[lat-n] /ˈlæt n/ noun 1. an Italic language spoken in ancient Rome, fixed in the 2nd or 1st century b.c., and established as the official language of the Roman Empire. Abbreviation: L. 2. one of the forms of literary Latin, as , , , or , or of nonclassical Latin, as . 3. a native […]
[lee-guh l] /ˈli gəl/ adjective 1. permitted by law; lawful: Such acts are not legal. 2. of or relating to law; connected with the law or its administration: the legal profession. 3. appointed, established, or authorized by law; deriving authority from law. 4. recognized by law rather than by equity. 5. of, relating to, or […]
[lej-is-ley-tiv] /ˈlɛdʒ ɪsˌleɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. having the function of making laws: a legislative body. 2. of or relating to the enactment of laws: legislative proceedings; legislative power. 3. pertaining to a : a legislative recess. 4. enacted or ordained by or a : legislative ruling; legislative remedy. noun 5. . /ˈlɛdʒɪslətɪv/ adjective 1. of […]
[adjective, noun li-jit-uh-mit; verb li-jit-uh-meyt] /adjective, noun lɪˈdʒɪt ə mɪt; verb lɪˈdʒɪt əˌmeɪt/ adjective 1. according to law; lawful: the property’s legitimate owner. 2. in accordance with established rules, principles, or standards. 3. born in wedlock or of legally married parents: legitimate children. 4. in accordance with the laws of reasoning; logically inferable; logical: a […]