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Meaning of “illegal” - Learner’s Dictionary

illegal

adjective
 
 
/ɪˈliːɡəl/
B2 not allowed by law: illegal drugs/weapons [+ to do sth] It is illegal to sell cigarettes to anyone under 16.Legal and illegal
illegally adverb B2 an illegally parked car
Translations of “illegal”
in Arabic غَيْر قَانُوني…
in Korean 불법의…
in Malaysian tidak sah…
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 Vietnamese bất hợp pháp…
in Spanish ilegal…
in Portuguese ilegal…
in Thai ผิดกฎหมาย…
in German ungesetzlich…
in Catalan il·legal, il·lícit…
in Japanese 違法の…
in Indonesian hukum…
in Chinese (Simplified) 非法的,违法的…
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