What does illegal mean?

Definitions for illegal
ɪˈli gəlil·le·gal

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word illegal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. illegal(adj)

    prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules

    "an illegal chess move"

Wiktionary

  1. illegal(Noun)

    An illegal immigrant.

    Etymology: From il- (an assimilated version of in-) + legal. In senses relating to immigration, via clipping from illegal alien or illegal immigrant.

  2. illegal(Noun)

    An illegal resident spy.

    Etymology: From il- (an assimilated version of in-) + legal. In senses relating to immigration, via clipping from illegal alien or illegal immigrant.

  3. illegal(Adjective)

    Contrary to or forbidden by law, especially criminal law.

    Etymology: From il- (an assimilated version of in-) + legal. In senses relating to immigration, via clipping from illegal alien or illegal immigrant.

  4. illegal(Adjective)

    Not permitted by rules

    Moving a pawn backward is an illegal move in chess.

    Etymology: From il- (an assimilated version of in-) + legal. In senses relating to immigration, via clipping from illegal alien or illegal immigrant.

  5. illegal(Adjective)

    Totally fictitious, and often issued on behalf of a non-existent territory or country.

    Etymology: From il- (an assimilated version of in-) + legal. In senses relating to immigration, via clipping from illegal alien or illegal immigrant.

  6. illegal(Adjective)

    Being an illegal immigrant; residing in a country illegally.

    Etymology: From il- (an assimilated version of in-) + legal. In senses relating to immigration, via clipping from illegal alien or illegal immigrant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Illegal(adj)

    not according to, or authorized by, law; specif., contrary to, or in violation of, human law; unlawful; illicit; hence, immoral; as, an illegal act; illegal trade; illegal love

    Etymology: [Pref. il- not + legal: cf. F. illgal.]

Freebase

  1. Illegal

    "Illegal" is the third and final single released from Shakira's second English language studio album, Oral Fixation Vol. 2. It features celebrated Mexican guitarist Carlos Santana. The song was released right after the massive worldwide success of "Hips Don't Lie". The radio release for "Illegal" in the United States and Canada was on November 14, 2006. The music video for the song premiered on November 16, 2006 on MTV's Total Request Live and debuted the next day at #9. It became a hit in countries like Latvia, and Ukraine.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Illegal

    il-lē′gal, adj. contrary to law.—v.t. Illē′galīse, to render unlawful.—n. Illegal′ity, the quality or condition of being illegal.—adv. Illē′gally.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'illegal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3866

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'illegal' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4792

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'illegal' in Adjectives Frequency: #515

How to pronounce illegal?

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How to say illegal in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of illegal in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of illegal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of illegal in a Sentence

  1. Wayne LaPierre:

    Make no mistake: with an opportunity for the president to score political points and claim a cheap victory, this executive action is a bright red line that law-abiding gun owners should cross at their own peril, let me be clear: the NRA will fight this illegal overreach more aggressively than we have ever challenged anything.

  2. David Nutt:

    Cannabis is illegal for political not medical reasons.

  3. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul:

    Our nation now has whole cities and states who stand up and willingly defy federal immigration laws in order to protect illegal immigrants who have broken our nation’s laws, this must end and it must end now.

  4. Doyle Syling:

    With any school or district you have circumstances where people bring in illegal drugs, Doyle Syling, chief of staff at Alamogordo Public Schools, told Alamogordotold KFOX he. Alamogordo Public Schools’s something we always have to prepare for.

  5. United States:

    While The Supreme Court has not explicitly ruled [ on the instance of children of illegal immigrants ], Congress has passed all kinds of laws presuming their citizenship.

Images & Illustrations of illegal

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Translations for illegal

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • غير شرعيArabic
  • il·legalCatalan, Valencian
  • ilegálníCzech
  • rechtswidrig, illegalGerman
  • άνομος, έκνομος, παράνομος, λαθρομετανάστης, απαγορευμένοςGreek
  • ilegalSpanish
  • ebaseaduslikEstonian
  • [[laiton]] [[maahanmuuttaja]], vastainen, laitonFinnish
  • sans-papiers, illégalFrench
  • neamhdhleathachIrish
  • ilícitoGalician
  • 違法, 不法, 不法入国者Japanese
  • უკანონოGeorgian
  • qaçax, yasax, memnûh, qedexe, derqanûn, neqanûnîKurdish
  • недозволен, илегален, незаконит, незаконски, неправилен, нелегален, противзаконскиMacedonian
  • illegaal, onwettig, sans-papiers, strafbaarDutch
  • ilegalPortuguese
  • ilegal, nelegalRomanian
  • [[нелега́льный]] [[иммигра́нт]], неве́рный, непра́вильный, нелега́лка, незако́нный, нелега́л, [[нелегальный, неправоме́рный, нелега́льныйRussian
  • lagstridig, illegal, olagligSwedish
  • haramuSwahili
  • yasa dışıTurkish
  • bất hợp phápVietnamese

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