Definitions for illegally

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

il•le•gal*ɪˈli gəl(adj.)

  1. forbidden by law or statute.

    Category: Law

  2. contrary to or forbidden by official rules or regulations.

    Category: Sport

  3. (n.)an illegal immigrant.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

* Syn: illegal , unlawful , illicit , criminal describe actions not in accord with law. illegal refers to violation of statutes or, in games, codified rules: an illegal seizure of property; an illegal block in football. unlawful is a broader term that may refer to lack of conformity with any set of laws or precepts, whether natural, moral, or traditional: an unlawful transaction. illicit most often applies to matters regulated by law, with emphasis on the way things are carried out: the illicit sale of narcotics. criminal refers to violation of a public law that is punishable by a fine or imprisonment: Robbery is a criminal act.

Origin of illegal:

1620–30; < ML


Princeton's WordNet

  1. illegally, illicitly, lawlessly(adverb)

    in an illegal manner

    "they dumped the waste illegally"


  1. illegally(Adverb)

    In a manner contrary to law.

    He received a ticket for illegally parking next to a fire hydrant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Illegally(adverb)

    in a illegal manner; unlawfully

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