What does the word illegal mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Illegally.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Contrary to the law.

Usage examples for illegal

  1. They at once retorted, " Nay, what do you mean by dragging one of the bravest and best men in Rome to a cruel and illegal death?" – Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4) by Plutarch
  2. There is no record of his having protested against any illegal action. – The Centralia Conspiracy by Ralph Chaplin
  3. Illegal proceedings put a man in jail in the long run." – The Great K. & A. Robbery by Paul Liechester Ford