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illegal

adjective uk   us   /ɪˈliː.ɡəl/
B2 not allowed by law: a campaign to stop the illegal sale of cigarettes to children under 16 Prostitution is illegal in some countries. It is illegal to drive a car that is not registered and insured. Cocaine, LSD, and heroin are all illegal drugs/substances.
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illegally
adverb uk   us   /-i/
B2 They entered the country illegally. an illegally parked car

illegal

noun [C] informal
someone who lives or works in another country when they do not have the legal right to do this: He said ID cards would make it easier to deport illegals.
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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