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Definition 1: prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where illegal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an illegal chess move

(illegal is similar to ...) not regulated or sanctioned by law

"there were only extralegal recourses for their grievances"

(illegal is similar to ...) (of an act or offense) subject to punishment by law

"a penal offense"

(illegal is similar to ...) branded or labeled falsely and in violation of statutory requirements

"confiscated the misbranded drugs"

(illegal is similar to ...) prohibited by official rules

"an ineligible pass receiver"

(illegal is similar to ...) contrary to or forbidden by law

"an illegitimate seizure of power" "illicit trade" "an outlaw strike" "unlawful measures"

(illegal is similar to ...) recently stolen or smuggled

"hot merchandise" "a hot car"

(illegal is similar to ...) lacking legal authority

"the unratified Equal Right Amendment"

(illegal is similar to ...) beyond the usual course of legal proceedings; legally unwarranted

"an extrajudicial penalty"

(illegal is similar to ...) taken for your own use in violation of a trust

"the banker absconded with embezzled funds"

(illegal is similar to ...) obtained illegally or by improper means

"dirty money" "ill-gotten gains"

(illegal is similar to ...) involving or being or having the nature of a crime

"a criminal offense" "criminal abuse" "felonious intent"

(illegal is similar to ...) distributed or sold illicitly

"the black economy pays no taxes"

(illegal is similar to ...) forbidden by law

(illegal is similar to ...) of a crime or misdemeanor; punishable by a fine set by a judge

(illegal is similar to ...) done or sold illicitly and secretly

(means also ...) of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful

(means also ...) contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice

"irregular hiring practices"

(means also ...) contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law

"unlawful measures" "unlawful money" "unlawful hunters"

(... are attributes of illegal) lawfulness by virtue of conformity to a legal statute

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