illegality


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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
References in classic literature ?
The only office of state which I ever held, O men of Athens, was that of senator: the tribe Antiochis, which is my tribe, had the presidency at the trial of the generals who had not taken up the bodies of the slain after the battle of Arginusae; and you proposed to try them in a body, contrary to law, as you all thought afterwards; but at the time I was the only one of the Prytanes who was opposed to the illegality, and I gave my vote against you; and when the orators threatened to impeach and arrest me, and you called and shouted, I made up my mind that I would run the risk, having law and justice with me, rather than take part in your injustice because I feared imprisonment and death.
In well-tempered governments it requires as much care as anything whatsoever, that nothing be done contrary to law: and this ought chiefly to be attended to in matters of small consequence; for an illegality that approaches insensibly, approaches secretly, as in a family small expenses continually repeated consume a man's income; for the understanding is deceived thereby, as by this false argument; if every part is little, then the whole is little: now, this in one sense is true, in another is false, for the whole and all the parts together are large, though made up of small parts.
They merely charged illegality in the elections and wrapped up the whole situation in the interminable red tape of the law.
Such was the discernment of Mrs Wilkins, and such the respect she bore her master, under whom she enjoyed a most excellent place, that her scruples gave way to his peremptory commands; and she took the child under her arms, without any apparent disgust at the illegality of its birth; and declaring it was a sweet little infant, walked off with it to her own chamber.
It's illegal, but it's illegality in a good cause; that's the risk, and my client is prepared to pay for it.
In the majority of the shameful cases of disease and death from destitution, that shock the Public and disgrace the country, the illegality is quite equal to the inhumanity--and known language could say no more of their lawlessness.
His remark in fact reflects the current situation and for this reason, it is a confession of illegality.
He said that misuse of state lands allotted for a specific purpose by illegally changing their use to residential, commercial and for building golf courses was also a huge illegality.
The European Council did not condemn Turkey for the illegality it has already committed, nor has it called on Turkey to stop this illegality, and it does not warn Turkey with sanctions in case it continues to conduct the illegality," said the party's spokeswoman Christiana Erotokritou.
The questionable legality and pervasive secrecy of recent national security activities-in particular, the National Security Agency's ("NSA's") collection of millions of Americans' phone records, the government's unilateral and self-serving decision to characterize illegal conduct like torture as an "intelligence method protected from public disclosure, and the government's position that it can secretly kill suspected terrorists through unmanned drone strikes abroad without public oversight of the claimed legal authority to do so-underscore the extent to which democratic accountability is undermined when government secrecy and the prospect of illegality converge.
THE Supreme Court on Tuesday segregated the issues of illegality and criminality arising out of the controversial taped conversations of former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia with others and decided to first hear right to privacy concern raised by then Tata chief Ratan Tata.