non·​le·​gal ˌnän-ˈlē-gəl How to pronounce nonlegal (audio)
: not pertaining to the law or to the legal profession
nonlegal writing
nonlegal careers

Examples of nonlegal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many substance-use questionnaires combine marijuana with other nonlegal drugs, Moore says in the release, which can make older adults more wary of being upfront about their marijuana usage. Alexa Mikhail, Fortune, 12 Jan. 2023 The hourslong affair began with a nonlegal, symbolic ceremony, before which event staff handed out bouquets and flower crowns to some revelers, while others got henna tattoos and posed for photographs under rainbow streamers and treetop lanterns. New York Times, 26 July 2022 Many nonlegal private firms have been appointed to assist with the settlement. Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press, 23 Mar. 2021 In an interview, Robert Vargas, a San Antonio political consultant who worked on the opioid litigation at the Phipps firm in a nonlegal capacity, said the firm submitted the report without Alsip’s knowledge. Brian Chasnoff, San Antonio Express-News, 13 Feb. 2021 Both legal and nonlegal visitations have been suspended through June 13, at which point the department will reassess. Alison Steinbach, azcentral, 9 June 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonlegal was in 1856

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“Nonlegal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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