HyperDic: illegal

English > 1 sense of the word illegal:
ADJECTIVEallillegalprohibited by law or by official or accepted rules
illegal > pronunciation
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > illegal: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningprohibited by law or by official or accepted rules.
Example"an illegal chess move"
Attribute oflegalitylawfulness by virtue of conformity to a legal statute
NarroweramerciableOf a crime or misdemeanor
banned, prohibitedforbidden by law
bootleg, black, black-market, contraband, smuggledDistributed or sold illicitly
criminal, feloniousInvolving or being or having the nature of a crime
dirty, ill-gottenObtained illegally or by improper means
embezzled, misappropriatedTaken for your own use in violation of a trust
extrajudicialBeyond the usual course of legal proceedings
extralegal, nonlegalnot regulated or sanctioned by law
hotrecently stolen or smuggled
illegitimate, illicit, outlaw, outlawed, unlawfulcontrary to or forbidden by law
ineligibleprohibited by official rules
misbranded, mislabeledBranded or labeled falsely and in violation of statutory requirements
penal, punishablesubject to punishment by law
under-the-counterDone or sold illicitly and secretly
unratifiedlacking legal authority
See alsoillegitimateOf marriages and offspring
irregularcontrary to rule or accepted order or general practice
unlawfulcontrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law
OppositelegalEstablished by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules
Spanishilegal, ilícito
Nounsillegalityunlawfulness by virtue of violating some legal statute
Adverbsillegallyin an illegal manner

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