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Meaning of ILLEGAL

Pronunciation:  i'leegul

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

ILLEGAL is a 7 letter word that starts with I.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Il*le"gal\, a. [Pref. il- not + legal: cf. F.
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.

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