[ il-ee-gal-i-tee ]
/ ˌɪl iˈgæl ɪ ti /

noun, plural il·le·gal·i·ties.

illegal condition or quality; unlawfulness.
an illegal act.

Origin of illegality

From the Medieval Latin word illēgālitās, dating back to 1630–40. See illegal, -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for illegality



1630s, from illegal + -ity; or else from French illegalité (14c.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper