American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Not permitted or governed by law.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Being beyond or outside of the domain of law: sometimes used in the sense of illegal.
- adj. not regulated or sanctioned by law
“WASHINGTON Reuters - The United States has urged China to stop what it called the "extralegal" detention and abduction of leading lawyers and human rights activists, the State Department said Tuesday.”
“Print US urges China to stop lawyer and activist abductions The United States government has called on China to stop what it calls the "extralegal" abductions and detentions of lawyers and human rights activists.”
“People are not engaging in extralegal activity for any reason but to improve their lot in life; whether that be a second car or an air conditioner for their Paris apartment.”
“To think otherwise is to propose that people are engaging in extralegal economic activity solely for grins and giggles.”
“I’ve got a post up at TechDirt, where I’ll henceforth be contributing occasionally, about John Ashcroft’s recent op-ed defending telecom immunity for cooperation in extralegal wiretaps.”
“Nor was there anything "extralegal" about the CIA interrogations.”
“That's the kind of extralegal crap that America was designed to prevent.”
“Our country is headed to becoming a police state, and this kind of extralegal atrocity is a major step in that direction.”
“The poor, not being stupid, of course end up building, holding, buying and selling their domains in an "extralegal" market - a domain outside the official law.”
“While admitting the break-ins were "extralegal", he justified it as protecting the "greater good".”
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