Illegality meaning

ĭl'ē-găl'ĭ-tē
The quality or state of being illegal.
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An illegal act.
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(law): the state of being illegal.

The criminal was aware of the illegality of his act.

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(law) (uncountable): a defense to the validity of a contract because it was in violation of the law.

When sued for refusing to pay for services provided by a prostitute, the customer raised the defense of illegality.

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Origin of illegality

From French illégalité