med·​i·​co·​le·​gal ˌme-di-kō-ˈlē-gəl How to pronounce medicolegal (audio)
: of or relating to both medicine and law

Examples of medicolegal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Medical examiners make physical examinations, conduct tests, testify as an expert for either the court or the state and perform duties of a pathological or medicolegal nature. Eddie Morales, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 Apr. 2022 So did a report by a medicolegal death investigator. Anchorage Daily News, 24 Nov. 2019

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Word History


New Latin medicolegalis, from Latin medicus medical + -o- + legalis legal

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of medicolegal was in 1835

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Cite this Entry

“Medicolegal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


med·​i·​co·​le·​gal ˌmed-i-kō-ˈlē-gəl How to pronounce medicolegal (audio)
: of or relating to both medicine and law
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