- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||contrary to law, rules, or the like; unlawful.
He was arrested for illegal possession of a gun.That is an illegal move in this game.
- illegitimate, illicit, outlawed, proscribed, unlawful
- lawful, legal, legitimate, licit
- similar words:
- banned, criminal, forbidden, unconstitutional, under-the-counter, under-the-table, wildcat, wrongful
||in computer science, not recognizable or acceptable in a computer program; not performable.
an illegal operation
The word illegal
contains the following parts:
that means not, without
More about this word part:
The prefix il-2
occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of in-2
used before roots beginning with "l," such as "leg." See in-2
that means law