illegality meaning, illegality definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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  ( illegals    plural  )
1       adj   If something is illegal, the law says that it is not allowed.  
oft it v-link ADJ to-inf  
It is illegal to intercept radio messages..., ...illegal drugs.     
  illegally      adv   ADV with v  
They were yesterday convicted of illegally using a handgun...     
   illegality            ( illegalities    plural)    n-var  
There is no evidence of illegality.     
2       adj   Illegal immigrants or workers have travelled into a country or are working without official permission.  
ADJ n  
      Illegal immigrants or workers are sometimes referred to as illegals., n-count  
...a clothing factory where many illegals worked.     
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crime, criminality, felony, illegitimacy, illicitness, lawlessness, unlawfulness, wrong, wrongness  

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