from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality or state of being illegal.
- n. An illegal act.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. : the state of being illegal
- n. (uncountable): a defense to the validity of a contract because it was in violation of the law
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or condition of being illegal; unlawfulness; ; also, an illegal act.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The condition or character of being illegal; unlawfulness: as, the illegality of trespass, or of arrest without warrant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. unlawfulness by virtue of violating some legal statute
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Because conservatives say that the illegality is the problem.
On blackmail: the illegality is not in the threat, but in the promise not to carry out the threat if money is paid.
These "settlements" are illegal, hence another irony, that their illegality is prosecuted, while illegal West Bank settlements at the core of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute are permitted by the government, or ignored as the disputes between Jewish settlers and their government await a "political solution."
Gray, The legality or illegality is grey at this point.
As an advocate for those held without charge or trial by an occupation rooted in illegality, and under the increasing scrutiny of a world skeptical of U.S. intentions in Iraq, Amal Swadi is a person of interest indeed.
So, many who are on the (more or less) Republican side of the debate in favor of harsh laws and “get-tough” policies and are motivated by a desire for rules being enforced, are actually being led by advocacy groups and elected officials who are much more interested in reducing the numbers (and therefore, illegal immigration makes for a convenient target of opportunity, but the illegality is helpful to their side and therefore they fight against eliminating the illegality).
Contrary to popularly held beliefs, abortion is not historically steeped in illegality.
So there is no dual illegality, which is the second thing that it must be for there to be an extradition.
The answer to these questions relates directly to what we have already referred to as the illegality of the apartheid state.
Even more important was the judgement of the same Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in the Purchas Case (Ap. 1871), which besides confirming these previous decisions, even as against the opinion of the Dean of Arches, declared in more unequivocal terms the illegality of wafer-bread and of all Eucharistic vestments.
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