Definitions for: Illegal


[adj] prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules; "an illegal chess move"



Webster (1913) Definition: Il*le"gal, a. [Pref. il- not + legal: cf. F.
ill['e]gal.]
Not according to, or authorized by, law; specif., contrary
to, or in violation of, human law; unlawful; illicit; hence,
immoral; as, an illegal act; illegal trade; illegal love.
--Bp. Burnet.

Synonyms: amerciable, banned, black, black-market, bootleg, contraband, criminal, dirty, embezzled, extrajudicial, extralegal, felonious, hot, illegitimate, ill-gotten, illicit, ineligible, misappropriated, misbranded, mislabeled, nonlegal, outlaw(a), outlawed, penal, prohibited, punishable, smuggled, under-the-counter, unlawful, unratified

Antonyms: legal

See Also: irregular

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