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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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Ford's rally team principal, former British champion Malcolm Wilson, denies any illegalities.
Summary: Family and friends of a telecom engineer accused of collaborating with Israel rallied in Beirut this weekend to criticize illegalities in the judiciary's handling of the case.
New Delhi, Oct 14 (ANI): Stating that a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe must be initiated to unfold the illegalities, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday demanded Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat's resignation for attempting to cover up the illegal mining in the state.
He contended that if it reached the conclusion that illegalities had taken place in an election process, it could recall the whole process.
Gray Davis filed suit Tuesday seeking to invalidate many of the signatures submitted for a recall election because of alleged illegalities by the petition gatherers.
IPSIGs are utilized to insure organizational compliance with relevant law and regulations, to develop internal controls and codes of conduct, and to expose illegalities by, or against, the host corporation.
His book purports to document White House illegalities and attempts at a coverup.
Studying the numerous illegalities as well as the soap opera-like circumstances surrounding Christ's betrayal, arrest and trials helps people gain an even greater appreciation for his magnanimous act.
The council had recently voted to allow the illegalities to remain as they are for this year but the new national beaches committee refused to accept this and gave us two weeks to sort out the illegalities or face a fine of 1,700 euros.
We have never defended irregularities or illegalities.
Summary: BEIRUT: The arrest of suspected Israeli collaborator Fayez Karam was fraught with illegalities, according to an MP from the Free Patriotic Movement.
These residents were concerned about the conditions around the tree, including the unlicensed food vendors and the lack of proper sanitation among other potential illegalities.