Simple Definition of illegal
: not allowed by the law : not legal
: not allowed by the rules in a game
Examples of illegal
In this state, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to drink alcohol.
The team was penalized for an illegal play.
Origin of illegal
Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle French illegal, from Medieval Latin illegalis, from Latin in- + legalis legal
First Known Use: 1538
Definition of illegal
sometimes disparaging + offensive
: a person who enters or lives in a country without the documentation required for legal entry or residence
First Known Use of illegal
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