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Definition of "extralegal" [extralegal]

  • Not permitted or governed by law. (adjective)
  • Not governed or regulated by law (adjective)

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Use "extralegal" in a sentence
  • "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."