illegal






adjective

  1. forbidden by law or statute.
  2. contrary to or forbidden by official rules, regulations, etc.: The referee ruled that it was an illegal forward pass.

noun

  1. Informal: Disparaging and Offensive. illegal alien.

adjective

  1. forbidden by law; unlawful; illicit
  2. unauthorized or prohibited by a code of official or accepted rules

noun

  1. a person who has entered or attempted to enter a country illegally
adj.

1620s, from French illégal or directly from Medieval Latin illegalis, from assimilated form of in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + Latin legalis (see legal). Term illegal immigrant first recorded 1892 in American English (illegal immigration is from 1887).

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