illegal - definition and synonyms

 
 
adjective 

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/ɪˈliːɡ(ə)l/
  1. not allowed by the law

    illegal drugs such as heroin and cocaine

    I was charged with illegal possession of firearms.

    it is illegal (for someone) to do something:

    It’s illegal to buy cigarettes in Britain if you’re under 16.

    It is illegal for employers to discriminate on the grounds of race.

derived word

illegally

adverb