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See also illégal, and il·legal

English

Etymology

From il- (an assimilated version of in-) + legal. In senses relating to immigration, via clipping from illegal alien or illegal immigrant.

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
illegal

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  1. (law) 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. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Totally fictitious, and often issued on behalf of a non-existent territory or country.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Being an illegal immigrant; residing in a country illegally.

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Noun

Singular
illegal

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  1. (colloquial) An illegal immigrant.

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German

Adjective

illegal (not comparable)

  1. illegal

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