Associations to the word «Illegal»
ILLEGAL, adjective. Contrary to or forbidden by law, especially criminal law.
ILLEGAL, adjective. Forbidden by established rules.
ILLEGAL, adjective. (philately) (of an issue printed for collectors) Totally fictitious, and often issued on behalf of a non-existent territory or country.
ILLEGAL, adjective. (of a person) (sometimes offensive) Being or doing something illegally.
ILLEGAL, adjective. (chiefly US) (sometimes offensive) Being an illegal immigrant; residing in a country illegally.
ILLEGAL, noun. (colloquial) (offensive) An illegal immigrant.
ILLEGAL, noun. An illegal resident spy.
ILLEGAL ALIEN, noun. (sometimes offensive) A person who is within the boundaries of a political state without the authorization of the government of that state; a national of another country who has entered or stayed without permission.
ILLEGAL ALIENS, noun. Plural of illegal alien
ILLEGAL COMBATANT, noun. A person who engages in combat without meeting the requirements for a lawful belligerent according to the laws of war as specified in the Third Geneva Convention.
ILLEGAL FORWARD KICK, noun. (American football) Any kick made from in front of the line of scrimmage. This results in a loss of down and a ten yard penalty.
ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT, noun. (countable) (sometimes offensive) Someone who has immigrated into a country by bypassing customs and immigration controls.
ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, noun. Plural of illegal immigrant
ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, noun. The migration of people across national borders in a way that violates the immigration laws of the destined country.
ILLEGAL NUMBER, noun. (legal) a number that represents information which is illegal to possess, utter or propagate. Any information that can be represented in binary format is, ipso facto, representable as a number, and therefore if the information itself is illegal in some way, the pure number itself may be called illegal.
ILLEGAL, adjective. Prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules; "an illegal chess move".
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.