illegalize

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v illegalize declare illegal; outlaw "Marijuana is criminalized in the U.S."
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Chicago, it is illegal to take a french poodle to the opera.
    • v. t Illegalize To make or declare illegal or unlawful.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Chillicothe, Ohio it is illegal to throw rice at weddings.
    • illegalize To render illegal or unlawful. Also spelled illegalise.
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Quotations

  • Henry Kissinger
    Henry%20Kissinger
    “The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.”
  • Policeman
    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
    Richard%20M.%20Nixon
    “When the President does it, that means that it is not illegal.”
  • Andrew Young
    Andrew%20Young
    “Nothing is illegal if one hundred businessmen decide to do it.”

Usage

In literature:

And what is it that I demand, that I have not a right to, and from which it is an illegal violence to withhold me?
"Clarissa, Volume 6 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
The penalty of her illegal grasp after happiness was already tracking her like a bloodhound.
"Not Pretty, But Precious" by John Hay, et al.
Two of them bore nothing but the date line, made illegible, it would seem, by the writer's haste and nervousness.
"The Grafters" by Francis Lynde
It does not follow that all legal ways are morally right and all illegal ones morally wrong.
"Crime: Its Cause and Treatment" by Clarence Darrow
If he were illegally held, he was justified in using enough force to procure his release.
"Annie Besant" by Annie Besant
They have declared that it was illegal and unjust.
"Through the Iron Bars" by Emile Cammaerts
It was an act of gross illegality, hardship, and oppression.
"The Wearing of the Green" by A.M. Sullivan
We have seen that in the years 1908 and 9, the people of Vermont killed, legally and illegally, and converted to use, 7,186 deer.
"Our Vanishing Wild Life" by William T. Hornaday
He claimed that the goods of his subjects were his own and illegally taxed the counties.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
I don't suggest bribery and corruption, but certain things not immoral, though perhaps illegal, must be done.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 100, May 30, 1891" by Various
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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:

Illegal Immigrants Are Bolstering Social Security With Billions.
Penalties — called by any of six referees in charge of the bout — are assessed for fighting, unsportsmanlike conduct or blocking illegally.
As the head of the UK record industry's trade association, he has had a long slog trying to get the British government, as well as the country's ISPs, take the issue of illegal downloads seriously.
Jestina Clayton sued last year after she found it would be illegal to run a hair-braiding business without a license.
28-year-old James Lovell faces larceny, illegal financial transaction.
2 Firsthand account with Linda Vickers: When I get up in the morning and step out the door, I'm looking for rattlesnakes and illegals and I'm packing my gun and my cell phone.
To eliminate wasteful spending in the good ol' USA, we should legalize all illegal drugs, such as marijuana, cocaine and meth.
An Eagle River man who lives adjacent to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson has been charged with illegally killing a brown bear cub that dragged his garbage to the military base July 31.
Here is how Sacramento-area lawmakers voted on Assembly Bill 131, to offer illegal immigrant students publicly funded college aid.
But was it really illegal.
NZ's intelligence agency illegally bugged the Megaupload founder and an associate before their arrest, after police mistakenly told them they were foreigners, not residents.
Hundreds of illegal immigrants counting on the DREAM Act passing wait in line to get a passport or any other kind of assistance outside the Mexican Consulate, Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012, in Houston.
Jamie Jimenez, a 19-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico, attends an open house for a GED-preparation program offered by Friendly House, a nonprofit serving the Latino community.
Several hundred young people showed up Saturday at a forum in Atlanta about a new and controversial policy giving young illegal immigrants a two-year reprieve from deportation.
Thousands of young illegal immigrants lined up for a chance to stay in the US by entering applications into President Obama's "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" executive policy.
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In science:

Mathematically, this is due to the fact that there is nothing illegal in ”neighborhood” on an OST violating translational invariance; thus, similarly, there is nothing illegal for a neighborhood on a PST to violate Lorentz covariance, either.
Causal set as a discretized phase spacetime
This is never specified as a fault in java, even though the constraint is violated. Hence our module deals with this constraint specifying that the use of ==operator to equal two strings is illegal. An example program for Lvalue required, given in figure 5 has two string variables d and e.
Fault Predictions in Object Oriented Software
Illegal access to your bank account will hit you with a direct financial loss.
The Identity Crisis. Security, Privacy and Usability Issues in Identity Management
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
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