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American English: /ɪ(l)ˈliɡəl/
British English: /ɪˈliːɡ(ə)l/

Translation of illegal in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (unlawful)
    I've done nothing illegal
    no he hecho nada ilegal or nada (que esté) prohibido
    illegal immigrant o (in American English also) alien
    inmigrante (masculine and feminine) ilegal
    illegal substance
    sustancia (feminine) prohibida or ilegal
    to make something illegal
    prohibir algo
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    (American English) (Sport)
    illegal procedure
    jugada (feminine) antirreglamentaria

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