The definition of illusory is made to be or related to something fake or deceptive.
An example of something illusory is a wild tale of science fiction; an illusory tale.
Produced by, based on, or having the nature of an illusion; deceptive: an illusory belief that their finances would improve.
illusory - Legal Definition
Deceptive or insubstantial.illusory promise
A promise to do something that is unenforceable or meaningless because the promisor has means of avoiding the commitment.
- The conditions of peace were naturally humiliating for Valdemar,' though, ultimately, he contrived to render illusory many of the inordinate privileges he was obliged to concede.
- They borrowed his money and his armies, but fed him with vain promises and illusory treaties.
- Thus the illusory nature of the traditional definition of mathematics is again illustrated.
- For a long time this hope proved illusory, and in the case of Egyptian archaeology the results have proved disappointing even up to the very present.
- He had long passed the traditional years of Peter's pontificate, had reigned longer than any previous wearer of the tiara, and had seen some brilliant days - days of illusory glory.