• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Illegalness Illegality, unlawfulness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It is illegal to mistreat rats in Denver.
    • n illegalness Illegality.
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  • Henry Kissinger
    “The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.”
  • Policeman
    “We're talking scum here. Air should be illegal if they breathe it.”
  • Alexander Woollcott
    Alexander Woollcott
    “All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal, or fattening.”
  • Richard M. Nixon
    “When the President does it, that means that it is not illegal.”
  • Andrew Young
    “Nothing is illegal if one hundred businessmen decide to do it.”


In literature:

The signature was illegible.
"The Yellow Streak" by Valentine Williams
Mac cahls 'em some haythen name, but everybuddy else cahls 'em illegant money-bags!
"The Magnetic North" by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
The proposed compact was, I believe, illegal.
"The Postmaster's Daughter" by Louis Tracy
It is therein referred to as a ruse, but if that term can be accepted, it is a distinctly illegal ruse.
"America's War for Humanity" by Thomas Herbert Russell
They are written so small as to be almost illegible.
"The Velvet Glove" by Henry Seton Merriman
If they persisted in their illegal proceedings, it would be at their peril.
"The Real America in Romance, Volume 6;" by John R. Musick
But you can't give me more than a year for illegal entry.
"Tutt and Mr. Tutt" by Arthur Train
It was a movement nursed in discontent, and carried on with bitterness and illegal violence.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume X" by John Lord
Henceforward Christianity remained an illegal religion.
"A History of Freedom of Thought" by John Bagnell Bury
There is no record of his having protested against any illegal action.
"The Centralia Conspiracy" by Ralph Chaplin

In poetry:

That he contrary to all law,
An oath did frame and make,
Compelling the militia
Th' illegal oath to take.
"The Viceroy. A Ballad." by Matthew Prior
Illegibility of this
World. All twice-over. Robust Clocks
agree the Cracked-Hour,
hoarsely. You, clamped in your Depths,
climb out of yourself
for ever.
"Illegibility" by Paul Celan
My philosophy's clear;
My morality, too;
Tho' my rivals may sneer
At the things that I do.
If at present, for me, war's illegal --
It must be illegal for you!
"The Criminal War" by C J Dennis
We are human, I trust;
And to decency wed.
Let's have war, if we must;
But at present I dread
What crimes may come out of the carnage,
If blood be illegally shed.
"The Criminal War" by C J Dennis

In news:

(AP) — A former technician was charged Friday with illegally obtaining oxycodone pills that were discovered missing from the Beckley Police Department's evidence room.
A former technician was charged Friday with illegally obtaining oxycodone pills that were discovered missing from the Beckley Police Department's evidence room.
Republican offers Dream option for illegals.
He also kept up, as a fan, with boxing, though it was largely illegal in New York at the time.
Omaha city inspectors have uncovered an illegal landfill just blocks from a neighborhood and high school.
Millions more will be bet with illegal bookies across the United States.
For more than a decade, Robert Draise and Leonard Gates say, the police and the telephone company paid them to blanket this city with a web of illegal wiretaps.
Parent receives court summons for illegally boarding school bus.
A West Bend man was indicted in federal court this week on allegations of illegally selling over the Internet prescription bodybuilding substances and products meant to offset their side effects.
Illegal immigrants who worked in a vineyard in Clarksburg, Calif, paid taxes for Social Security and Medicare, but will not get any benefits.
San Jose warns residents about illegal fireworks.
They allegedly ran illegal sports betting sites off-shore.
Since Monday, firefighters have confiscated at least $35,000 worth of illegal fireworks.
Illegal crayfish sold to pay off loan sharks, court told.
The names of two illegal settler outposts were also sprayed by the vandals.

In science:

To fix this, the penalty associated with illegal clock states is made high (scaling as a high polynomial in n), effectively forcing the ground state of the Hamiltonian to reside in the subspace of legal clock states.
Local Hamiltonians in Quantum Computation
The Hamiltonian (4.47) leaves this decomposition invariant, because it does not induce transitions between legal and illegal clock states.
Local Hamiltonians in Quantum Computation
Just as in the previous section, the total Hamiltonian leaves the decomposition into Hlegal ⊕ H⊥legal invariant while all illegal clock states violate at least one term in Hclock .
Local Hamiltonians in Quantum Computation
Violation of the precondition indicates that the test system tried to perform an illegal call to the interface function.
Model-Based Testing of Safety Critical Real-Time Control Logic Software
For each breach of a modification rule an assertion is generated, which records the line number where the illegal modification occurred, e. g.
CTGEN - a Unit Test Generator for C