unlawful vs illegal vs illicit

unlawful illegal illicit

Definitions

  • 1) Prohibited; not permitted by law (either civil or criminal law; see illegal).
  • 2) Not lawful; illegal.
  • 3) Contrary to accepted morality or convention; illicit.
  • 4) (Law) See under Assembly.
  • 5) Not lawful; contrary to law.
  • 6) not morally right or permissible
  • 7) contrary to or forbidden by law
  • 8) contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law
  • 9) not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention

Definitions

  • 1) An illegal resident spy.
  • 2) colloquial, derogatory An illegal immigrant.
  • 3) A person who is not legally authorized to live and work in a country.
  • 4) philately Totally fictitious, and often issued on behalf of a non-existent territory or country.
  • 5) Forbidden by established rules
  • 6) law Contrary to or forbidden by law, especially criminal law.
  • 7) of an immigrant Being an illegal immigrant; residing in a country illegally.
  • 8) Prohibited by official rules.
  • 9) Unacceptable to or not performable by a computer.
  • 10) Prohibited by law.
  • 11) Not according to, or authorized by, law; specif., contrary to, or in violation of, human law; unlawful; illicit; hence, immoral
  • 12) prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules
  • 13) Synonyms Illegal, Felonious, etc. (See criminal.) Unlawful, Illegitimate, etc. (See lawful.)
  • 14) Not legal; contrary to law; unlawful; illicit: as, an illegal act; illegal commerce.

Definitions

  • 1) Breaking social norms.
  • 2) law Not approved by law, but not invalid.
  • 3) Not sanctioned by custom or law; improper or unlawful.
  • 4) Linguistics Improperly formed; ungrammatical.
  • 5) Not permitted or allowed; prohibited; unlawful
  • 6) contrary to accepted morality (especially sexual morality) or convention
  • 7) Not authorized or permitted; prohibited; unlicensed; unlawful: as, illicit trade; illicit intercourse.
  • 8) Acting unlawfully; clandestine.
  • 9) Synonyms Unlawful, Illegitimate, etc. See lawful.

Examples

  • 1) His case emerged when he tried to claim compensation for unlawful detention.
  • 2) The claimant issued proceedings against the defendant for unlawful discrimination against him on the ground of his disability.
  • 3) A further tranche of allegations that include unlawful killing or mistreatment will be closed within weeks.
  • 4) The police had a good defence to the claims in false imprisonment and unlawful detention.
  • 5) He said the evidence was too inconsistent to return a verdict of unlawful killing.
  • 6) Is she not aware that positive discrimination is unlawful?
  • 7) She said his detention was unlawful and damages should be assessed.
  • 8) For us that is an unlawful killing.
  • 9) Compensation for unlawful discrimination is potentially unlimited.
  • 10) Many claim human rights breaches or unlawful detention.
  • 11) He was charged with unlawful entry into a restricted area and freed next day when his family posted bail.
  • 12) It is an irony of history that it is for their unlawful acts that their successors will also be remembered.
  • 13) They are charged with unlawful killing.
  • 14) She is suing for unlawful discrimination.
  • 15) There was no doubt that the conduct of the employers would amount to unlawful direct discrimination if it was because of race.
  • 16) It is unrealistic to think that anyone with a direct interest could in practice have brought that judicial review to expose unlawful acts.
  • 17) Their continued detention was unlawful, the judge said.
  • 18) Some cover personal injury, loss or damage to property and alleged unlawful detention.
  • 19) Less favourable treatment on these grounds is likely to constitute unlawful discrimination, which can lead to unlimited compensation.
  • 20) But despite the denial, he said a complaint had been made to police about unlawful entry to the premises.
  • 21) A coroner recorded a verdict of unlawful killing after an eight-day hearing.
  • 22) An inquest in October 2006 recorded a verdict of unlawful killing.
  • 23) He denied assisting unlawful entry into the UK but was convicted at Canterbury crown court.
  • 24) It was argued in support of his appeal to the Court of Appeal that the defendant had committed no unlawful act for purposes of either count.
  • 25) He describes how he was put on suicide watch in January, how he is currently being stripped naked every night, and how he is in general terms being subjected to what he calls "unlawful pre-trial punishment".
  • 26) JEANNE MESERVE, HOMELAND SECURITY CORRESPONDENT: Wolf, the American Civil Liberties Union is suing the secretary of homeland security over what it calls unlawful searches and detentions at airports.
  • 27) JEANNE MESERVE, CNN HOMELAND SECURITY CORRESPONDENT: Well, Wolf, the American Civil Liberties Union is suing the secretary of homeland security, saying that -- that -- over what it calls unlawful searches and detentions at airports.
  • 28) JEANNE MESERVE, CNN HOMELAND SECURITY CORRESPONDENT: Well, Kiran, the American Civil Liberties Union is suing the secretary of Homeland Security over what it calls unlawful searches and detentions at airports.
  • 29) JEANNE MESERVE, CNN HOMELAND SECURITY CORRESPONDENT: Exactly, and now the American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Secretary of Homeland Security over what it calls unlawful searches and detentions at the airports.
  • 30) The group also complained about what they termed the unlawful arrest of their leader and Museveni's main rival Kizza Besigye, the banning of political gatherings, interference with the judiciary, and harassment of opposition political representatives and supporters.
  • 31) R87-million for what he describes as his unlawful and unfair dismissal last year, the statement again stressed that the company and the board was responsible for entering and terminating employment relationships.
  • 32) Bruno on the defensive as he accuses prosecutors of turning a blind eye to what he calls unlawful abuse of gubernatorial powers eluding to his nemesis, former governor Eliot Spitzer.
  • 33) The rights body told the government to take "prompt action" to end what it called the unlawful arrest and torture of suspects.
  • 34) Meanwhile in Israel, two human rights group have released a report documenting what they call the unlawful imprisonment of some 335 Palestinians in Israeli jails.
  • 35) ‘Each of the people who uses or threatens unlawful violence will be guilty of the offence.’
  • 36) ‘The House of Lords had to determine whether the rule amounted to such unlawful discrimination.’
  • 37) ‘If malice aforethought is lacking the unlawful homicide will be manslaughter.’
  • 38) ‘In other words the receipt of the letter led him to believe that immediate unlawful violence would be used.’
  • 39) ‘What is the difference between a contract ex facie unlawful and one that is only illegal as performed?’
  • 40) ‘It therefore is not in breach of any fundamental rights of the Claimants or otherwise unlawful.’
  • 41) ‘Both appellants denied any unlawful intent in relation to explosions in this country.’
  • 42) ‘The Defendants deny the allegation that they have incited others to carry out unlawful actions.’
  • 43) ‘Usury was at first unlawful, although later specific controls were placed on interest rates.’
  • 44) ‘The case before Judge Hoff was not one of high treason but one of unlawful extradition.’
  • 45) ‘Where a conspiracy employs unlawful means and causes injury to a party a claim may also be upheld.’
  • 46) ‘The defendant's motive should not change a lawful act into an unlawful act.’
  • 47) ‘Mr Masciantonio was acting in an unlawful way when he had a fight with the deceased.’
  • 48) ‘It was unlawful for the Home Office to disregard the policy, as it had done in the directions for removal.’
  • 49) ‘He is not acting as a surrogate of the court in determining whether there has been unlawful conduct.’
  • 50) ‘What is he to do if he is met by the defence that the debt or supposed debt arose from unlawful moneylending?’
  • 51) ‘In the present case there is no evidence of bad faith or unlawful conduct on the part of the Council.’
  • 52) ‘They sought their release on the ground that the conditions of their detention rendered it unlawful.’
  • 53) ‘The Government rarely punished persons responsible for torture or unlawful deaths.’
  • 54) ‘This was not somebody trying to improve his situation in life even by unlawful means.’

Examples

  • 1) If that happened it could make the scheme illegal and open to a challenge in the courts.
  • 2) Its use is not illegal under international law, but it is regarded as a particular risk to civilians.
  • 3) OK, this guy was about to do something illegal.
  • 4) It was exciting, but also scary and overwhelming - like picking up a haul of something illegal.
  • 5) And that ordinarily requires a formal complaint and a credible suspicion that something illegal - and not just unethical - has occurred.
  • 6) He added:'They are not doing anything illegal but to suggest we should feel sorry for them is a step too far.
  • 7) There is no suggestion she did anything illegal.
  • 8) illegal working is harmful to society and to the individuals who are exploited in this way.
  • 9) The trade was illegal but the government turned a blind eye.
  • 10) They are then often raised in systems which would be illegal in this country.
  • 11) The mere fact of a ferocious hit does make the tackle illegal.
  • 12) They were looking for unlicensed premises and illegal workers from overseas.
  • 13) There is a big difference between doing something illegal and not having legal recognition.
  • 14) They admit they have no idea how many illegal crossings are made by smugglers.
  • 15) Some claimed that the measures would be used to enforce traffic offences or illegal music downloads.
  • 16) None of this means that anything illegal is happening.
  • 17) And declare it illegal for the government not to stop packages?
  • 18) The law should make it as illegal as hiding assets in bankruptcy.
  • 19) illegal downloading is having a drastic effect on the music industry.
  • 20) If smoking is so dangerous then a law should be passed making it illegal.
  • 21) But nobody is suggesting they have done anything illegal.
  • 22) This means that it is illegal to supply them to another person but not illegal to be the one supplied.
  • 23) Most international lawyers regard the action as illegal, but not all.
  • 24) Repeat offenders are escaping with fines as low as 260 for each illegal person caught.
  • 25) Proving that you are not doing something illegal is very difficult if you aren't being charged.
  • 26) Calling illegal immigrants 'undocumented workers' does not lessen the fact that they are * illegal*, that they have broken our laws and should be treated as such.
  • 27) In terms of language, one of the toughest battles today is over the widespread use of the term "illegal immigrant," made popular by conservatives in an attempt to dehumanize undocumented immigrants.
  • 28) For those entering illegally, the term illegal immigrant is preferred.
  • 29) One-size-fits-all criminal label What's more, the term "illegal immigrant" is imprecise.
  • 30) Three years ago, he said the term "illegal immigrant" should not be used, arguing that "being in this country without documentation is not a crime."
  • 31) I think the word "illegal" which is part of the term illegal alien, justify's the Sheriff's actions.
  • 32) A campaign run by the always-chingón Applied Research Center publishers of the even-more-chingón magazine, Colorlines is seeking that everyone stop using the term "illegal" outright, or at the least resort to using the awkward I-word stand-in.
  • 33) Amnesty supporters refuse to use the term illegal aliens, preferring instead undocumented aliens.
  • 34) ‘The report also raises concerns over the efforts to tackle illegal drug use in prison.’
  • 35) ‘If it cannot protect them from drugs then it should protect them from illegal drugs and gangsters.’
  • 36) ‘English law makes illegal a contract to indemnify a person in respect of liability for fraud.’
  • 37) ‘He thinks it will be difficult to prove it is his voice on the bootleg, illegal version.’
  • 38) ‘Further the use of cluster bombs as indiscriminate weapons is also illegal it is contended.’
  • 39) ‘The use of this illegal extension currently involves a form of religious gathering.’
  • 40) ‘The line between vigorous price competition and illegal predation may be a fine one.’
  • 41) ‘It is one of the biggest cases of Internet piracy and illegal copying ever discovered.’
  • 42) ‘We offer advice on the procedures to get court orders to remove illegal encampments.’
  • 43) ‘No Court will lend its aid to a man who founds his cause of action upon an immoral or an illegal act.’
  • 44) ‘Many illegal drugs have to be imported into this country from different parts of the world.’
  • 45) ‘Swindon Council has had to take action against illegal camps in the town in the past.’
  • 46) ‘Taking any other type of drug is also an illegal activity so surely one can lead to the other.’
  • 47) ‘Anyone found with illegal substances in their bloodstream will face prosecution.’
  • 48) ‘I have also seen loads of illegal dumping and it's vandalism of a natural amenity.’
  • 49) ‘He was sentenced to four years for illegal possession of the firearm with intent to endanger life.’
  • 50) ‘He was charged with possession of illegal substances and a public order offence.’
  • 51) ‘When we looked into it a number of computers were generating lots of illegal traffic.’
  • 52) ‘They need to be believe that illegal activity is going on in premises before searching them.’
  • 53) ‘So it was cruel of York police to choose this week to announce a major crackdown on illegal driving.’
  • 54) ‘Letting the states bill the Feds for the costs associated with illegals would hit the politicians in the wallet.’
  • 55) ‘By talking tough on illegals, politicians have been able to defend high levels of legal immigration.’
  • 56) ‘It's really about illegal immigration and how to make illegals legal.’
  • 57) ‘Others may not wish to increase legal immigration without first cutting back on the illegals.’
  • 58) ‘Even politicians who thunder about illegals have trouble sticking to their convictions.’
  • 59) ‘They want to have illegals here to use as political pawns.’
  • 60) ‘Irish immigration centres estimate 10,000 Irish are among 14 million illegals in the US.’
  • 61) ‘But whether illegals are the sort of immigrants he really wants to attract is another matter.’
  • 62) ‘Another gain for illegals is the campaign to allow them to attend state universities at the in-state resident rate.’
  • 63) ‘Sales tax, maybe, but most illegals are going to be paid under the table in cash, with the IRS not seeing the details.’
  • 64) ‘No wonder Tyson and so many other companies like them are hiring so many illegals and claiming that no Americans want these jobs.’
  • 65) ‘These poor illegals, mostly of them are Mexican, and they are not coming into this country to do anything other than find a job.’
  • 66) ‘The president has expressed his support for amnesty on some occasions for illegals, much to the chagrin of many in the party.’
  • 67) ‘That way you can't tell by looking at the books how many illegals are getting organs - or even that it's going on at all.’

Examples

  • 1) Businesses use cash to avoid paying taxes and political parties use it for illicit funding.
  • 2) Many local councils have also cut back on control work, such as cracking down on the illicit tobacco trade.
  • 3) Vets are also worried about the illicit trade in other wild animals.
  • 4) What is the most commonly used illicit drug?
  • 5) She did not expect the downturn to lead to an increase in illicit tobacco trade.
  • 6) This is guaranteed to intensify shortages and illicit commercial activity.
  • 7) We can only pray they do not use their illicit freedom to do just that.
  • 8) He is one of many fanatics who made a fortune from illicit trade in cigarettes.
  • 9) It is reasonable to conclude that a sizeable proportion of that will be illicit activity.
  • 10) This is because young people are often careful to conceal their use of illicit drugs.
  • 11) There is no question of illicit use of jets.
  • 12) In view of this it can be difficult to keep illicit drug use in its proper perspective.
  • 13) He said illicit use was difficult to identify as they had been designed to avoid detection.
  • 14) That leaves us with the illicit arms trade, the most alarming section of the book.
  • 15) It's an own goal and will only help illicit trade.
  • 16) Similarly, illicit drug use has declined.
  • 17) Brazil did better in the third quarter after earlier tax rises dropped out of the mix and a crackdown on the illicit trade kicked in.
  • 18) Crime is an illicit activity.
  • 19) This two-part thriller pits the environment against capitalism and wraps it around a story of illicit love and a tale of male friendship.
  • 20) The illicit trade was highlighted in a Sunday Times investigation last year.
  • 21) As long as Tor survives, illicit trade will thrive.
  • 22) The American inquiry is thought to centre on the possibility of criminal activity through these illicit withdrawals from Mt.
  • 23) The term illicit device contained with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act is argued to be limited to pirate or counterfeit decoders and therefore does not include decoders procured in this manner.
  • 24) Bank Mellat officials have denied engaging in illicit business and have told Iranian state-owned media that the U.S. has never provided any evidence to back its claims.
  • 25) Typically, the safety advice to travelers to Mexico is to avoid driving at night, don't wear flashy clothing or jewelry, don't engage in illicit conduct etc.
  • 26) The real fear over the bachelor girl was the state of her morals: a woman alone could engage in illicit relations with men and thus enjoy experiences formerly reserved for married women.
  • 27) Of course, there will be skeptics who will surmise that he had been involved in illicit activities which lead to his death.
  • 28) Prosecution of those who require marihuana for medical purposes did not achieve any of the three objectives of the CDSA identified by the Crown: preventing harm, international treaty obligations, and control of the trade in illicit drugs.
  • 29) ‘Drugs are illegal and illicit because they do incredible harm and no good whatsoever.’
  • 30) ‘There is a history of illicit drug use while in hospital which had some associations with the symptoms of his illness.’
  • 31) ‘Pubs, clubs and people's homes were still the most common places for bootleggers to sell illicit goods.’
  • 32) ‘Every now and then, supply vehicles are sent out to get food, medicine and illicit black market goods.’
  • 33) ‘If you make it legal and normal, most of them would move onto something else illegal and illicit.’
  • 34) ‘Politically, the most important criminal industries are illicit trading in arms and in drugs.’
  • 35) ‘I mean it is designed to dissuade young people from starting with illicit drugs.’
  • 36) ‘Under the legislation, the object of confiscation is not punishment but the forfeiture of an illicit profit.’
  • 37) ‘Recent authority for illicit conduct of this nature dictates penitentiary time.’
  • 38) ‘They will put an end to the illicit drug trade, and quash the insurgency and end violence in Colombia.’
  • 39) ‘He also admitted to having been in possession of illicit drugs and related utensils.’
  • 40) ‘Currently the sources for acquiring cannabis and hard drugs are one and the same - the illicit drug dealer.’
  • 41) ‘The city of Taurio is a place of drugs, illicit liquor and vice of all kinds.’
  • 42) ‘Copy protection, especially to prevent overseas piracy for illicit sale, is an important issue.’
  • 43) ‘The judge replied that Campbell's therapy was to keep her off illicit drugs.’
  • 44) ‘This in turn seems to have been associated with the rise of a large illicit distilling industry in the north and west of Ireland.’
  • 45) ‘Russian investigators in pursuit of illicit transfers were not always helped by foreign officialdom.’
  • 46) ‘Hence it is brought to one of 60 illicit processing laboratories dotted around the Khyber Pass.’
  • 47) ‘The villagers pledged to keep away from liquor and also shun illicit distillers from their area.’
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