illegal meaning

  • Illegal, or unlawful, is used to describe something that is prohibited or not authorized by law.
  • Illegal may also refer to:
  • Law
  • Crime, the practice of breaking the law
  • An illegal immigrant - see illegal immigration
  • Illegal resident spy
  • Entertainment
  • Illegal (1932 film), a British film
  • Illegal (1955 film), an American film
  • Illegal (2010 film), a 2010 Belgian film
  • Illegal (group), a 1990s rap group
  • "Illegal" (song), a track from pop singer Shakira's 2005 release, Oral Fixation Vol. 2
FR illégal

    Definition of illegal in English Dictionary

  • NounPLillegalsPREill-
    1. COL (offensive) An illegal immigrant.
      1. An illegal resident spy.
      2. AdjectiveCOMmore illegalSUPmost illegal
        1. Contrary to or forbidden by law, especially criminal law.
          1. Imagine a country where children do nothing but play until they start compulsory schooling at age seven. Then, without exception, they attend comprehensives until the age of 16. Charging school fees is illegal, and so is sorting pupils into ability groups by streaming or setting.
        2. Forbidden by established rules.
          1. Moving a pawn backward is an illegal move in chess. ‎
        3. (philately, of an issue printed for collectors) Totally fictitious, and often issued on behalf of a non-existent territory or country.
          1. (of a person, sometimes offensive) Being or doing something illegally.
            1. illegal immigrant;  illegal logger;  illegal pilot ‎
          2. (chiefly US, sometimes offensive) Being an illegal immigrant; residing in a country illegally.
          3. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • Baiting fish is not illegal in this state, but strongly frowned upon.
              • While settlement in New South Wales was initially confined, many moved outside the boundaries to become squatters, eventually consolidating their originally illegal hold on the land.
              • In some jurisdictions, it is illegal to fire a person for blowing the whistle on an employer.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Adjectives
              • Nouns
                • Countable nouns
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              1. en illegally
              2. en illegals
              3. en illegalise
              4. en illegalize
              5. en illegalism
              Source: Wiktionary

              Meaning of illegal for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "illegal" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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