Definition of illegal in English:
Contrary to or forbidden by law, especially criminal law: illegal drugs
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- The report also raises concerns over the efforts to tackle illegal drug use in prison.
- If it cannot protect them from drugs then it should protect them from illegal drugs and gangsters.
- English law makes illegal a contract to indemnify a person in respect of liability for fraud.
nounderogatory , chiefly North American Back to top
A person present in a country without official authorization.
- Immigration officials say those illegals come from more than 100 countries.
- Have a telephone tip line to report illegals to Immigration.
- People who insist that all illegals be deported have an excellent point, and I think they're right.
- Example sentences
- I will just say that a member cannot suggest corruption or illegality.
- How much corruption or illegality is required for an election result to be invalidated?
- Two months later, New Zealand returned to the Court to argue strongly for the illegality of all nuclear weapons.
Pronunciation: /ˌi(l)liˈɡalitē/noun (plural illegalities)
Words that rhyme with illegalbeagle, eagle, legal, paralegal, regal, spread eagle, viceregal
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