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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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