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illegal

adjective
 
 
/ɪˈliːɡəl/
LAW not allowed by law: According to state law, smoking is illegal in all public buildings.illegal (for sb) to do sth It is illegal for a company to force an employee into early retirement.make sth illegal The new law will make it illegal to record phone conversations without consent. illegal sales/profits/trades →  Compare legal
IT used to describe a character (= letter, number, or symbol) that you cannot use in a particular place on a computer, because it may create problems: The colon is the only illegal character for file and folder names.
illegally adverb
Translations of “illegal”
in Korean 불법의…
in Arabic غَيْر قَانُوني…
in French illégal…
in Turkish yasadışı, kanuna/yasalara aykırı…
in Italian illegale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 非法的,違法的…
in Russian незаконный…
in Polish nielegalny…
in Spanish ilegal…
in Portuguese ilegal…
in German ungesetzlich…
in Catalan il·legal, il·lícit…
in Japanese 違法の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 非法的,违法的…
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