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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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Officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) led by Secretary Roberto Paje are being asked by Mayor Tan to take action against the alleged illegal operation of the Catbalogan dump site.
Tan is asking Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roberto Paje and local officials of the agency to take immediate action against such alleged illegal operation of the Catbalogan dump site.
Spy worked with undercover agent "Sam" the past six months investigating the illegal operation.
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced an agreement has been reached to settle charges of fraudulent solicitation and illegal operation against National Investment Consultants, Inc.
A Revenue spokesman said: "Aside from the revenue, a feature of this illegal operation was the lack of any kind of health controls.
PetroSun Drilling does not condone the use of spam and demands that the responsible party immediately cease this illegal operation.
Two suspected bet collectors of an illegal operation of small town lottery (STL), called 'bookies,' were arrested in police operations in Candelaria town in Quezon province on Saturday night, police said Sunday.
Department of Tourist Services has advised M/s Services Travels to return the licenses and stop illegal operation by using the license anywhere immediately.
He was fined pounds 4,545 after magistrates at Blackburn, Lancs, pulled the plug on his illegal operation on the green belt at Darwen.
If the commission denies the permit, then the raceway becomes an illegal operation because the area in which it is located is designated for quarries.
In September of that year, DLSE investigators raided Wong's illegal operation and confiscated 23 bags of garments, and on December 3, Wins Fashions' license was revoked.
One such illegal operation was shut down by Thai immigration police when they arrested three Chinese nationals who were operating a click farm, reports Thailand news site, The Nation.