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il·le·gal·i·ty

 (ĭl′ē-găl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. il·le·gal·i·ties
1. The quality or state of being illegal.
2. An illegal act.

il•le•gal•i•ty

(ˌɪl iˈgæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. illegal condition or quality; unlawfulness.
2. an illegal act.
[1630–40; < Medieval Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.illegality - unlawfulness by virtue of violating some legal statute
unlawfulness - the quality of failing to conform to law
outlawry, lawlessness - illegality as a consequence of unlawful acts; defiance of the law
infection - (international law) illegality that taints or contaminates a ship or cargo rendering it liable to seizure
legality - lawfulness by virtue of conformity to a legal statute

illegality

noun crime, wrong, felony, criminality, lawlessness, illegitimacy, wrongness, unlawfulness, illicitness There is no evidence of illegality.

illegality

noun
1. The state or quality of being illegal:
2. A serious breaking of the public law:
Law: felony.
Translations
عَدَم قانونيَّه
ilegalitanezákonnost
ulovlighed
illegalitás
ólögmæti, lögleysa
kanuna aykırı olma

illegality

[ˌɪliːˈgælɪtɪ] Nilegalidad f

illegality

[ˌɪlɪˈgælɪti] nillégalité f

illegality

nUnrechtmäßigkeit f, → Ungesetzlichkeit f; (against a specific law) → Gesetzwidrigkeit f; (of trade, possession, drug, organization, profits)Illegalität f; (Sport) → Regelwidrigkeit f

illegality

[ˌɪliːˈgælɪtɪ] nillegalità

illegal

(iˈliːgəl) adjective
not allowed by the law; not legal. It is illegal to park a car here.
ilˈlegally adverb
illegality (iliˈgӕləti) noun
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