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il·le·gal

 (ĭ-lē′gəl)
adj.
1. Prohibited by law.
2. Prohibited by official rules: an illegal pass in football.
3. Unacceptable to or not performable by a computer: an illegal operation.
n. Offensive
A person who is not legally authorized to live and work in a country.

il·le′gal·ly adv.

illegal

(ɪˈliːɡəl)
adj
1. forbidden by law; unlawful; illicit
2. unauthorized or prohibited by a code of official or accepted rules
n
a person who has entered or attempted to enter a country illegally
ilˈlegally adv
ˌilleˈgality n

il•le•gal

(ɪˈli gəl)

adj.
1. forbidden by law or statute.
2. contrary to or forbidden by official rules or regulations.
n.
3. an illegal immigrant.
[1620–30; < Medieval Latin]
il•le′gal•ly, adv.
syn: illegal, unlawful, illicit, criminal describe actions not in accord with law. illegal refers to violation of statutes or, in games, codified rules: an illegal seizure of property; an illegal block in football. unlawful is a broader term that may refer to lack of conformity with any set of laws or precepts, whether natural, moral, or traditional: an unlawful transaction. illicit most often applies to matters regulated by law, with emphasis on the way things are carried out: the illicit sale of narcotics. criminal refers to violation of a public law that is punishable by a fine or imprisonment: Robbery is a criminal act.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.illegal - prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules; "an illegal chess move"
unlawful - contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law; "unlawful measures"; "unlawful money"; "unlawful hunters"
illegitimate - of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful
irregular - contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice; "irregular hiring practices"
legal - established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules

illegal

illegal

adjective
2. Of, involving, or being a crime:
Translations
غَيْر قانوني، غَيْر شَرْعيغَيْرُ قَانُونِيٌّ
il·legal
ilegálnínelegálnízakázaný
illegalstrafbarulovlig
laiton
ilegalan
illegális
ólöglegur
不法な
불법의
nelegaliainelegalumasnelegalusneteisėtaineteisėtas
nelegālsnelikumīgspretlikumīgs
ilegal
nezakonit
olaglig
ผิดกฎหมาย
kanuna aykırıyasadışı
bất hợp pháp

illegal

[ɪˈliːgəl]
A. ADJ
1. (Jur) → ilegal
illegal possession of sthposesión f ilegal de algo
it is illegal to do thathacer eso es ilegal
it is illegal for children to buy alcoholestá prohibido que los niños compren alcohol
to make it illegal to do sthprohibir hacer algo, prohibir que se haga algo
2. (Sport) [tackle] → antirreglamentario
3. (Comput) to perform an illegal operationrealizar una operación ilegal or no válida
B. CPD illegal immigrant Ninmigrante mf ilegal
illegal substance Nsustancia f ilegal

illegal

[ɪˈliːgəl] adjillégal(e)
illegal drugs → les drogues illégales
it is illegal to ... → il est illégal de ... illegal alien, illegal immigrantillegal alien nétranger/ère m/f en situation irrégulièreillegal immigrant nimmigrant(e) m/f illégal(e)

illegal

adjunrechtmäßig, ungesetzlich; (= against a specific law)gesetzwidrig; trade, immigration, possession, drugs, profitsillegal; (= prohibited) substance, organizationverboten, illegal; (Sport) → regelwidrig

illegal

[ɪˈliːgl] adjillegale

illegal

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

illegal

غَيْرُ قَانُونِيٌّ nelegální illegal illegal παράνομος ilegal laiton illégal ilegalan illegale 不法な 불법의 illegaal ulovlig nielegalny ilegal незаконный olaglig ผิดกฎหมาย yasadışı bất hợp pháp 非法的

illegal

a. ilegal, fuera de la ley.
References in classic literature ?
Though indeed some persons may have this further [1276a] doubt, whether a citizen can be a citizen when he is illegally made; as if an illegal citizen, and one who is no citizen at all, were in the same predicament: but since we see some persons govern unjustly, whom yet we admit to govern, though not justly, and the definition of a citizen is one who exercises certain offices, for such a one we have defined a citizen to be, it is evident, that a citizen illegally created yet continues to be a citizen, but whether justly or unjustly so belongs to the former inquiry.
Go on, my dear friend, till you, and those who, like you, have been saved, so as by fire, from the dark prison- house, shall stereotype these free, illegal pulses into statutes; and New England, cutting loose from a blood-stained Union, shall glory in being the house of refuge for the oppressed,--till we no longer merely "~hide~ the outcast," or make a merit of standing idly by while he is hunted in our midst; but, consecrat- ing anew the soil of the Pilgrims as an asylum for the oppressed, proclaim our WELCOME to the slave so loudly, that the tones shall reach every hut in the Carolinas, and make the broken-hearted bondman leap up at the thought of old Massachusetts.
He pretended rather absurdly to be a seaman himself and was already credited with an ill-defined and vaguely illegal enterprise in the Gulf of Mexico.
An experiment of this nature would always be hazardous in the face of a constitution in any degree competent to its own defense, and of a people enlightened enough to distinguish between a legal exercise and an illegal usurpation of authority.
And indeed what possible purpose would be served by this illegal and unnatural excess of approximation which you call TOUCHING, when all the ends of so brutal and coarse a process are attained at once more easily and more exactly by the sense of hearing?
The Stamp Act," replied Grandfather, "was a law by which all deeds, bonds, and other papers of the same kind were ordered to be marked with the king's stamp; and without this mark they were declared illegal and void.
Napoleon Bonaparte was despised by all as long as he was great, but now that he has become a wretched comedian the Emperor Francis wants to offer him his daughter in an illegal marriage.
In point of fact I smell something interesting and illegal, and you know what a cautious chap I am.
It was strictly enjoined, that the project of starving you by degrees should be kept a secret; but the sentence of putting out your eyes was entered on the books; none dissenting, except Bolgolam the admiral, who, being a creature of the empress, was perpetually instigated by her majesty to insist upon your death, she having borne perpetual malice against you, on account of that infamous and illegal method you took to extinguish the fire in her apartment.
He had persistently elevated Hellenic Paganism at the expense of Christianity; yet in that civilization an illegal surrender was not certain disesteem.
But don't you see my sale of the charter to the Company is itself, Monty being alive, an illegal act.
Death from accident while engaged in illegal fishing.