Definitions for illegalityˌɪl iˈgæl ɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. illegality(noun)

    unlawfulness by virtue of violating some legal statute


  1. illegality(Noun)

    : the state of being illegal

    The criminal was aware of the illegality of his act.

  2. illegality(Noun)

    (uncountable): a defense to the validity of a contract because it was in violation of the law

    When sued for refusing to pay for services provided by a prostitute, the customer raised the defense of illegality.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Illegality(noun)

    the quality or condition of being illegal; unlawfulness; as, the illegality of trespass or of false imprisonment; also, an illegal act

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. illgalit.]

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