punishable by law

See: illicit
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As to my cousin Sophia, I can't imagine her to be such a simpleton as to have the least scruple on such an account, or to conceive any harm in punishing one of these haggs for the many mischiefs they bring upon families by their tragi-comic passions; for which I think it is a pity they are not punishable by law.
When physical passion is involved, there is a definite name for such behaviour--flirting--and if carried far enough it is punishable by law.
The case related to the transfers of former Cagliari players Edgar Alvarez and Joe Bizera in 2007, but a government ruling introduced last October meant the alleged offences were no longer punishable by law and Cellino was acquitted.
Transporting livestock without following the set regulations is illegal and punishable by law.
Police are urging engineers and construction workers to ensure all safety procedures are in place at their work sites in order to avoid similar accidents as lapses in safety regulations are a major offence and punishable by law.
It also defines the crimes related to corruption that are punishable by law.
It reiterates that distributing and accessing illegal IPTV services is a crime punishable by law.
The public prosecutor considered her actions as a prohibited deed punishable by law, and demanded to prove the charges and pass a deterrence sentence.
At the educational level, teaching children is compulsory and free and violence against the young is punishable by law.
THE case against opposition group Al Wefaq National Islamic Society, referred to the Public Prosecution, included violations that amounted to crimes punishable by law, the Interior Ministry said yesterday.
Islam views murder as both a crime punishable by law in this world and as major sin punishable in the afterlife as well.
17 -- (BNA): The Ministry of Interior (MOI) said that the case against Al-Wefaq society referred to the Public Prosecution included violations that amounted to crimes punishable by law.