Illegally



[ih-lee-guh l] /ɪˈli gəl/

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
3.
Informal. .
/ɪˈliːɡəl/
adjective
1.
forbidden by law; unlawful; illicit
2.
unauthorized or prohibited by a code of official or accepted rules
noun
3.
a person who has entered or attempted to enter a country illegally
adv.

1620s, from illegal + -ly (2).
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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    [ih-lej-uh-buh l] /ɪˈlɛdʒ ə bəl/ adjective 1. not ; impossible or hard to read or decipher because of poor handwriting, faded print, etc.: This letter is completely illegible. /ɪˈlɛdʒɪbəl/ adjective 1. unable to be read or deciphered adj. 1630s, from assimilated form of in- (1) “not, opposite of” + legible. Related: Illegibly; illegibility.

  • Illegible

    [ih-lej-uh-buh l] /ɪˈlɛdʒ ə bəl/ adjective 1. not ; impossible or hard to read or decipher because of poor handwriting, faded print, etc.: This letter is completely illegible. /ɪˈlɛdʒɪbəl/ adjective 1. unable to be read or deciphered adj. 1630s, from assimilated form of in- (1) “not, opposite of” + legible. Related: Illegibly; illegibility.



  • Illegibly

    [ih-lej-uh-buh l] /ɪˈlɛdʒ ə bəl/ adjective 1. not ; impossible or hard to read or decipher because of poor handwriting, faded print, etc.: This letter is completely illegible. /ɪˈlɛdʒɪbəl/ adjective 1. unable to be read or deciphered adj. 1630s, from assimilated form of in- (1) “not, opposite of” + legible. Related: Illegibly; illegibility.

  • Illegit

    [il-i-jit] /ˌɪl ɪˈdʒɪt/ adjective, Informal. 1. dishonest or unprincipled.



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