Definition of extralegal in English:


Syllabification: ex·tra·le·gal
Pronunciation: /ˌekstrəˈlēgəl


  • (Of an action or situation) beyond the authority of the law; not regulated by the law.
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    • These were extralegal considerations, irrelevant, impure.
    • Its participants drew on an American tradition of collective organization and crowd action which held extralegal activity to be legitimate when justice was otherwise elusive.
    • Furthermore, the elders never gave any indication of being aware that their actions were extralegal, if not illegal.

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