Definition of 'illegal'
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If that happened it could make the scheme illegal and open to a challenge in the courts. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Its use is not illegal under international law, but it is regarded as a particular risk to civilians. Times, Sunday Times (2016)OK, this guy was about to do something illegal. The Sun (2016)It was exciting, but also scary and overwhelming - like picking up a haul of something illegal. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And that ordinarily requires a formal complaint and a credible suspicion that something illegal - and not just unethical - has occurred. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He added:'They are not doing anything illegal but to suggest we should feel sorry for them is a step too far. The Sun (2016)There is no suggestion she did anything illegal. The Sun (2015)Illegal working is harmful to society and to the individuals who are exploited in this way. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The trade was illegal but the government turned a blind eye. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They are then often raised in systems which would be illegal in this country. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The mere fact of a ferocious hit does make the tackle illegal. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They were looking for unlicensed premises and illegal workers from overseas. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There is a big difference between doing something illegal and not having legal recognition. The Guide to Lesbian and Gay Parenting (1993)They admit they have no idea how many illegal crossings are made by smugglers. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Some claimed that the measures would be used to enforce traffic offences or illegal music downloads. Times, Sunday Times (2013)None of this means that anything illegal is happening. Times, Sunday Times (2009)And declare it illegal for the government not to stop packages? Times, Sunday Times (2014)The law should make it as illegal as hiding assets in bankruptcy. The Sun (2015)Illegal downloading is having a drastic effect on the music industry. The Sun (2010)If smoking is so dangerous then a law should be passed making it illegal. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But nobody is suggesting they have done anything illegal. The Sun (2012)This means that it is illegal to supply them to another person but not illegal to be the one supplied. Taking Drugs Seriously (1994)Most international lawyers regard the action as illegal, but not all. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Repeat offenders are escaping with fines as low as 260 for each illegal person caught. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Proving that you are not doing something illegal is very difficult if you aren't being charged. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'illegal'
British English: illegal /ɪˈliːɡl/ ADJECTIVE
If something is illegal, the law says that it is not allowed.
I have done nothing illegal.
- American English: illegal
- Arabic: غَيْرُ قَانُونِيٌّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: ilegal
- Chinese: 非法的
- Croatian: ilegalan
- Czech: nelegální
- Danish: illegal
- Dutch: illegaal
- European Spanish: ilegal
- Finnish: laiton
- French: illégal
- German: illegal
- Greek: παράνομος
- Italian: illegale
- Japanese: 不法な
- Korean: 불법의
- Norwegian: ulovlig
- Polish: nielegalny
- European Portuguese: ilegal
- Romanian: ilegal
- Russian: незаконный
- Spanish: ilegal
- Swedish: olaglig
- Thai: ผิดกฎหมาย
- Turkish: yasadışı
- Ukrainian: незаконний
- Vietnamese: bất hợp pháp
Definition of illegal from the Collins English Dictionary
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