Illegality

(Roget's Thesaurus)
-->Absence or violation of law.
<- N
PARAG:Illegality->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ lawlessness
lawlessness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ illicitness
illicitness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ breach of law
breach of law
violation of law
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ disobedience
disobedience
&c. 742
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ unconformity
unconformity
&c. 83
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ arbitrariness
arbitrariness
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ antinomy
antinomy
violence
brute force
despotism
outlawry
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ mob law
mob law
lynch law
club law
Lydford law
martial law
drumhead law
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ coup d'etat
coup d'etat
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ le droit du plus fort
le droit du plus fort
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ argumentum baculinum
argumentum baculinum
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ illegality
illegality
informality
unlawfulness
illegitimacy
bar sinister
GRP: \\ N \\ 5
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ trover and conversion
trover and conversion
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ smuggling
smuggling
poaching
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ simony
simony
PARAG:Illegality->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ offend against the law
offend against the law
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ violate the law
violate the law
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ set the law at defiance
set the law at defiance
ride roughshod over
drive a coach and six through a statute
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ make the law a dead letter
make the law a dead letter
take the law into one's own hands
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ smuggle
smuggle
run
poach
PARAG:Illegality->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ illegal
illegal
prohibited
&c. 761
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ unlawful
unlawful
illegitimate
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ not allowed
not allowed
illicit
contraband
actionable
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ unchartered
unchartered
unconstitutional
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ unwarranted
unwarranted
unwarrantable
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ unauthorized
unauthorized
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ informal
informal
unofficial
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ injudicial
injudicial
extrajudicial
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 3
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ lawless
lawless
arbitrary
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ despotic
despotic
despotical
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ summary
summary
irresponsible
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ unanswerable
unanswerable
unaccountable
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 4
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ null and void
null and void
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ a dead letter
a dead letter
PARAG:Illegality->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ illegally
illegally
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ with a high hand
with a high hand
in violation of law

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