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illegality

noun
 
 
/ˌɪliːˈɡæləti/ ( plural illegalities)
[U] the state of being illegal: The mayor's misuse of city resources, if not actually illegal, borders on illegality.
[C] an action that is illegal: Although he was accused of embezzlement, so far no evidence of any illegalities has been presented. →  Compare legality
Translations of “illegality”
in Chinese (Traditional) 非法,違法, 非法行為,違法行為…
in Chinese (Simplified) 非法,违法, 非法行为,违法行为…
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