[ US /ˌɪˈɫiɡəɫ/ ]
[ UK /ɪlˈiːɡə‍l/ ]
  1. prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules
    an illegal chess move
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How To Use illegal In A Sentence

  • As the increase of THC is pumped into the bloodstream, there are no measurable tools to indicate the level of what might be considered an intoxicated level for marijuana, and any classification of such a level [one toke] could be considered illegal and on par with alcohol? 2008 June 28 « Unambiguously Ambidextrous
  • The Canadian police doubted he was a genuine amnesiac and held him on suspicion of being an illegal immigrant.
  • by lawful/legal means. Lawful tends to be used in technical or literary contexts. The same is true of the opposites, unlawful and illegal, but illegal is used especially about criminal activities. Legal also means 'connected with the law':the US legal system.
  • In the late 1980s Craxi indignantly told Frei that he had never committed a single illegal act. Italy's Dirty Linen
  • A new law took effect last year that makes it illegal to abduct young girls and force them into marriage.
  • CAMBODIA - Cambodia is alarmed at the illegal import of pigs from the neighboring country of Viet Nam. ThePigSite - Global Pig Industry News Feeds
  • The drug smugglers used an assortment of inventive packaging to hide their illegal shipments.
  • Beyond the point of Fetal viability it becomes illegal except in extreme circumstances.
  • ‘We can forcibly remove the blockades if we are sure that there is enough evidence that the blockaders are illegal,’ he told the Post.
  • It is not unusual to find substances in illegal drugs that are much more harmful than the drugs themselves.
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