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illegal

1) adj. in violation of statute, regulation or ordinance, which may be criminal or merely not in conformity. Thus, an armed robbery is illegal, and so is an access road which is narrower than the county allows, but the violation is not criminal. 2) a person residing in a country of which he/she is not a citizen and who has no official permission to be there. (See: alien, illegal immigrant)

illegal

adjective actionable, against the law, banned, contrary to law, criminal, exceeding the law, felonious, forbidden, illegitimate, illicit, impermissible, inlicitus, invalid, lawless, not according to law, not allowed, not approved, not authorized by law, not covered by law, not permitted, not valid, outlawed, outside the law, prohibited, prohibited by law, proscribed, punishable, quod contra leges fit, unauthorized, unchartered, unjustified, unlawful, unsanctioned, unwarrantable, unwarranted, vetitus, without authority, wrongful
Associated concepts: illegal acts, illegal business, illegal commination, illegal contract, illegal detention, illegal discriminaaion, illegal force, illegal operation, illegal picketing, illegal possession, illegal practice, illegal purpose, illegal restraint, illegal sale, illegal search and seizure, illegal statute, illegal taking, illegal tax, illegal trade, illegal transaction, illegal use, mala in se, mala prohibita
See also: culpable, felonious, illicit, immoral, impermissible, improper, irregular, lawless, peccant, unauthorized, unlawful, usurious, wrongful

ILLEGAL. Contrary to law; unlawful.
     2. It is a general rule, that the law will never give its aid to a party who has entered into an illegal contract, whether the same be in direct violation of a statute, against public policy, or opposed to public morals. Nor to a contract which is fraudulent, which affects the defendant or a third person.
     3. A contract in violation of a statute is absolutely void, and, however disguised, it will be set aside, for no form of expression can remove the substantial defect inherent in the nature of the transaction; the courts will investigate the real object of the contracting parties, and if that be repugnant to the law, it will vitiate the transaction.
     4. Contracts against the public policy of the law, are equally void as if they were in violation of a public statute; a contract not to marry any one, is therefore illegal and void. See Void.
     5. A contract against the purity of manners is also illegal; as, for example, a agreement to cohabit unlawfully with another, is therefore void; but a bond given for past cohabitation, being considered as remuneration for past injury, is binding. 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 3853.
     6. All contracts which have for their object, or which may in their consequences, be injurious to third persons, altogether unconnected with them, are in general illegal and void. Of the first, an example may be found in the case where a sheriff's officer received a sum of money from a defendant for admitting to bail, and agreed to pay the bail, part of the money which was so exacted. 2 Burr. 924. The case of a wager between two persons, as to the character of a third, is an example of the second class. Cowp. 729; 4 Camp. 152; 1 Rawle, 42; 1 B. & A. 683. Vide Illicit; Unlawful.

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The coalition, which organized Saturday's event, opposes illegal immigration and supports curbs on legal immigration.
According to a December 12, 2002 Washington Times report, "the Southeast Arizona Medical Center in Douglas is on the verge of bankruptcy because of uncompensated care to undocumented aliens; the Cochise County Health Department spends as much as 30 percent of its annual $9 million budget on illegal aliens; and the Copper Queen Hospital in Bisbee was hit for $200,000 in uncompensated services out of a net operating income of $300,000.
Gray Davis has signed into law AB 540, allowing illegal alien students a tuition far less than for other American students.
The city of Los Angeles has maintained that the census missed some 76,000 residents, anticipating many to be illegal immigrants, based on historical trends.
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In March 2003, she issued a "Governor's Warrant" to arrest and detain Arizona rancher Casey Nethercott, who was accused of illegally detaining and abusing two illegal immigrants from El Salvador.
Other cities are so-called sanctuaries for illegals, and at least two schools, one in California and another in Colorado, have tried to stop their students from bringing the American flag to school, supposedly because such a patriotic display would inflame unassimilated Hispanic students.
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Gil Cedillo, with the backing of none other than Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton, has pledged to continue his six-year fight to award illegal immigrants with driver's licenses - never mind that recent polls show that 70 percent of California's voters are opposed to the bill.