real adj [Anglo-French, concerning land, property, or things (rather than persons), from Middle French, from Medieval Latin and Late Latin; Medieval Latin realis relating to things (in law), from Late Latin, actual, from Latin res thing, fact]1 a: of or relating to real propertyb in the civil law of Louisiana: attached to a thing rather than a persona real obligation is transferred along with the thing to which it is attached see also real right compare personal2: actual3: adjusted for inflation esp. to reflect actual purchasing powerreal income
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
accurate, actual, ascertained, authentic, bonaflde, conformable to fact, correct, dependable, factual, genuine, germanus, inartificial, incontestable, indisputable, irrefutable, legitimate, natural, right, scientific, sincerus, sure, true, trustworthy, truthful, undeniable, undoubtable, unerroneous, unfallacious, unfeigned, unimagined, unimpeachable, unmistaken, unquestionable, unsimulated, unspurious, unsynthetic, valid, veracious, veritable, verus
associated concepts: real estate, real party interest, real property, real servitude
absolute (conclusive), actual, apparent (perceptible), authentic, bona fide, certain (positive), concrete, convincing, corporeal, de facto, definite, documentary, factual, faithful (true to fact), genuine, legitimate (rightful), material (physical), natural, objective, peremptory (absolute), physical, ponderable, pure, realistic, reliable, rightful, sterling, substantial, substantive, tangible, true (authentic), veridical
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006