Some questions ask about the etymology of a word that happens to be used in law, but where there is nothing special about the word's use in law.

Is the mere fact that a word is used in law enough to make an etymology question on-topic here? Or should such questions be asked at English.SE instead?

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Yes, here and there

Providing it has a specific legal meaning, exclusively or in parallel with generic meanings, it’s on topic here.

It’s also on topic there. Questions can have more than one home.

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