illegality


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illegality

noun corruptness, criminality, illegitimacy, impropriety, infraction, infringement, lawlessness, misdeed, transgression, unauthorization, unfitness, unlawfulness, violation of the law
Associated concepts: ultra vires
Foreign phrases: Pacta quae contra leges constituuionesque vel contra bonos mores fiunt nullam vim habere, indubitati juris est.It is unquestionably the law that contracts which are made contrary to the laws oragainst good morals, have no force in law.
See also: burglary, corruption, crime, criminality, felony, infringement, injustice, irregularity, misconduct, misdeed, misdemeanor, misdoing, offense, prohibition, transgression, violation, wrong
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In Informality and Illegality authors Jorge Giraldo Ramirez and Carlos Munoz Mora, both professors in Antioquia, Colombia, analyze how the gold and timber sectors have become a source of financing for armed groups.
He covers a seafaring and trading people, staple cargoes, Madurese prahus and their home coasts, opportunity and illegality, incomes and profits, and entrepreneurship and risk.
Should any illegality have occurred, it would be dealt with by the full force of the law.
Sharma, 28, of Standbridge Way, Tipton, denied the illegality of the business and said the land was associated with a Hindu temple and that the facility benefitted from the car wash arrangement
Blair testifies on Friday and youcanbet that he'llsquirmhis way out of charges that he misled Parliament, that he assured puppet-master Bush that he would follow him into an illegal war and that he forced the Attorney General Lord Goldsmith to change his mind about the illegality of war.
They issued this statement on the fifth anniversary of the International Court of Justice's advisory opinion on the illegality of the Wall.
The Arab League deplored Tuesday "little attentiveness" of International Quartet and international community to hold their role for the implementation of UN General Assembly resolution which affirms the illegality of Israel-built separation barrier in the occupied territories.
An argument also swept aside by the Court, which stressed that the recovery of illegal aid is the logical consequence of its illegality and would only have established the situation which existed prior to the illegality.
Yesterday afternoon EU Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes refused to name the companies or countries targeted, insisting there was no specific evidence of illegality against any particular firms.
Obstacles placed in their path were overcome with energy, enthusiasm - and a little illegality.
The unspecified breaches of conduct were "of a non-business nature" and didn't involve illegality, said WellPoint, the No.
De Genova offers a most careful account reconstructing how the legal production of illegality as a category and as a crime has occurred and has become attached, much as low-paid industrial work is, to the population of Mexican Chicago.