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Definition of "illegality" []

  • The quality or state of being illegal. (noun)
  • An illegal act. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "illegality" in a sentence
  • "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.""