Definition of illegal
synonym study for illegal
usage note for illegal
OTHER WORDS FROM illegalil·le·gal·ly, adverb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH illegalillegal , illicit (see synonym study at the current entry)
How to use illegal in a sentence
Kyler Murray threw a four-yard touchdown pass to tight end Dan Arnold after Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs kept the drive going with a penalty for an illegal hit on wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins on a third-and-11 incompletion.Kyler Murray runs out of miracles as Seahawks hang on to take over first place in NFC West|Mark Maske|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Congressional Democrats introduced legislation Thursday that would make it illegal to put students in seclusion and would limit the use of physical restraint in schools that receive federal funds.National Ban on School Use of Seclusion and Restraint of Students Introduced in Congress|by Jodi S. Cohen, ProPublica and Jennifer Smith Richards, Chicago Tribune|November 19, 2020|ProPublica
On October 20, 2020, the Justice Department sued Google, an Alphabet subsidiary, claiming the company’s internet search platform is an illegal monopoly that is harmful to both competition and consumers.
You take these positions because you are welcoming fraud and you are welcoming illegal voting.Fox News cuts away from Kayleigh McEnany news conference after she alleges vote fraud with no evidence|Elahe Izadi, Sarah Ellison|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
Moses contributed to his team’s offensive struggles with an illegal use of hands penalty that forced Washington to settle for a field goal in the second quarter, but players seemed to respond to their captain’s fiery message.Hail or Fail: Washington commits five more turnovers than Daniel Jones in ugly loss to Giants|Scott Allen|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
Some were already investigated, had become fugitives, and left the country illegally.
Crossing the border illegally, with the help of coyotes, or smugglers, is typically a very expensive endeavor.
Today, a lack of provenance often means one of two things: an artifact is forged or an artifact was illegally acquired.Dismembering History: The Shady Online Trade in Ancient Texts|Candida Moss|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She recalls that during the famine her father illegally sold gold and silver.How ‘Titanic ’Helped This Brave Young Woman Escape North Korea’s Totalitarian State|Lizzie Crocker|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 2010, however, a Georgian court sentenced Batirashvili to three years of jail for illegally possessing a weapon.ISIS Is Putin’s Problem, Too, and This Chechen Is One Reason Why.|Anna Nemtsova|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"You are acting illegally," breathed Milburgh, in a last attempt to save the situation.The Daffodil Mystery|Edgar Wallace
They do not mean if a man is kidnapped and held illegally to involuntary service or labor that he is always to be so held.A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention|Lucius Eugene Chittenden
After her death her husband, Maximilian, illegally assumed the government as guardian of his son.The Revolt of The Netherlands, Complete|Friedrich Schiller
But she pays the money as a Gift which was improperly and illegally demanded as a Right.The Letters of the Duke of Wellington to Miss J. 1834-1851|Duke of Wellington
Suppose Lord Cornwallis to have done wrong; suppose him to have acted illegally; does that clear the prisoner at your bar?