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1. Not permitted by law.
2. Outside of the scope of law.

ex′tra·le′gal·ly adv.


(Law) not governed or regulated by law


(ˌɛk strəˈli gəl)

beyond the province or authority of law.
ex`tra•le′gal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.extralegal - not regulated or sanctioned by law; "there were only extralegal recourses for their grievances"
illegal - prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules; "an illegal chess move"
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The signatories called on President Rohani, Judiciary Chairman Sadeq Larijani, and Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani to "guarantee the prevention of extralegal and inappropriate pressures" on universities.
Is there really free speech if deviation from the accepted opinion is not tolerated and can be met with organized attempts to force you to be quiet or suffer legal or extralegal consequences?
After bouncing from university job to university job and playing a botched role in a murder case that kept the lie detector he invented (but failed to patent) on the far outskirts of American courts, he settled down in an extralegal plural marriage that included birth control pioneer Margaret Sanger's niece.
Conceptually, there were three central elements of this absolutism: extralegal power, supralegal power, and the consolidation of power.
Zhou Keng's corruption had been exposed via the internet; he apparently hanged himself while in extralegal detention.
We look forward to the courts rejecting her extralegal interpretation.
The planning of an extralegal prison system: As is now well known, a global network of extralegal prisons, or "black sites," at which acts of torture and abuse of every sort could be committed was set up at the wishes of the highest officials of the Bush administration.
Rights group slams government's extralegal practices in first 100 days
In the upcoming trial, the defendants are accused of allegedly conspiring with foreign militant movements to break into prisons during the 2011 uprising, where Morsi and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders had been held in extralegal detention.
Former law professor Barack Obama once said that ninety-five percent of the cases that come before the court will be disposed of by adherence to legal precedent and rules of statutory or constitutional construction, while disposition of five percent of the cases will be decided in the justice's heart; in other words, the critical ingredient is extralegal.
And they note that the generals are proceeding with the extralegal detention of the president, as well as with the arrests of scores of top Islamists leaders.
But Morsi's failings did not justify the military's extralegal decision to remove a president who won office through a legitimate vote of the people and replace him with someone chosen by generals.