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against the law

Definition of against the law

  1. :  not legal <Stealing is against the law.>



Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  in opposition or hostility to

    :  contrary to

    :  in competition with

  1. :  in preparation for the time when

  1. :  a binding custom or practice of a community :  a rule of conduct or action prescribed or formally recognized as binding or enforced by a controlling authority

    :  the whole body of such customs, practices, or rules

    :  common law

  1. :  litigate

    :  to sue or prosecute at law


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