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Illegal

Illegal

WordNet



adjective


(1)   Prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules
"An illegal chess move"
Wiktonary



Etymology


From il- + legal. In senses relating to immigration, via clipping from illegal alien or illegal immigrant.

Adjective



  1. Contrary to or forbidden by law, especially criminal law.
  2. Not permitted by rules
    Moving a pawn backward is an illegal move in chess.
  3. Totally fictitious, and often issued on behalf of a non-existent territory or country.
  4. Being an illegal immigrant; residing in a country illegally.