illegality illegality  /ˌɪ li ˈɡæ lɪ ti/

Definition(s):

  • (n) unlawfulness by virtue of violating some legal statute

Usage(s):

  1. I'm not suggesting there was any illegality or corruption on the part of Obama or his team, but rather ridiculing the idea that this was some sort of serious, credible review.
  2. I have yet to see a patient whose health was harmed by smoking marijuana, but I have treated people seriously hurt by the drug's illegality.
  3. When we think of carbon, the first word we associate with it is emissions, a concept that evokes a tinge of illegality, as if emitting a mere molecule of CO2 were a crime.

News

  1. Unpaid Interns Win Major Ruling in Black Swan Case

    A judge has ruled that Fox Searchlight violated federal and New York minimum wage laws by not paying two production interns by Blair Hickman, ProPublica and Jeremy Merrill, ProPublica June 11, a federal judge issued the first major ruling on the illegality of unpaid internships in recent years, challenging a rise in corporate reliance on uncompensated workers.Judge William H. Pauley III ruled ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Boise Weekly

  2. Unpaid Interns Win Major Ruling in ‘Black Swan’ Case — Now What?

    by Blair Hickman and Jeremy B. Merrill .DC-note-container { margin-bottom: 10px; } Yesterday, a federal judge issued the first major ruling on the illegality of unpaid internships in recent years, challenging a rise in corporate reliance on uncompensated workers. Judge William H. Pauley III ruled that Fox Searchlight Pictures violated U.S. and New York minimum wage laws by not paying two ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ProPublica

  3. Turkish PM Erdogan says protests bordering on illegality, must end immediately

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish PM Erdogan says protests bordering on illegality, must end immediately.        
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

Quotes

  1. Answering Romney last week, Giuliani said New York "had the least amount of illegality per capita of any major city in the country and I brought that change about."
    on Aug 14, 2007 By: Rudy Giuliani Source: USA Today

  2. "I also suggest you educate your players on the illegality and cruelty of dog fighting to prevent this from happening again," Lantos wrote. "It is my hope that the issue of animal fighting will not require us to further investigate the...
    on May 18, 2007 By: Tom Lantos Source: MLive.com

  3. "This would be the wrong direction," added Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. "This would be to signal that once again we're focused on rewarding illegality rather than taking the steps necessary to create a lawful system."
    on Oct 24, 2007 By: Jeff Sessions Source: Washington Post

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