Antonyms of adj illegal

1 sense of illegal

Sense 1
illegal (vs. legal) -- (prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules; "an illegal chess move")

legal (vs. illegal) -- (established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules)
        => court-ordered -- (ordered by a court of law)
        => judicial -- (decreed by or proceeding from a court of justice; "a judicial decision")
        => jural, juristic -- (of or relating to law or to legal rights and obligations)
        => lawful, legitimate, licit -- (authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law; "a legitimate government")
        => ratified, sanctioned -- (formally approved and invested with legal authority)
        => statutory -- (prescribed or authorized by or punishable under a statute; "statutory restrictions"; "a statutory age limit"; "statutory crimes"; "statutory rape")
        => sub judice -- (before a judge or court of law; awaiting judicial determination)

Similarity of adj illegal

1 sense of illegal

Sense 1
illegal (vs. legal) -- (prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules; "an illegal chess move")
       => amerciable -- (of a crime or misdemeanor; punishable by a fine set by a judge)
       => banned, prohibited -- (forbidden by law)
       => bootleg, black, black-market, contraband, smuggled -- (distributed or sold illicitly; "the black economy pays no taxes")
       => criminal, felonious -- (involving or being or having the nature of a crime; "a criminal offense"; "criminal abuse"; "felonious intent")
       => dirty, ill-gotten -- (obtained illegally or by improper means; "dirty money"; "ill-gotten gains")
       => embezzled, misappropriated -- (taken for your own use in violation of a trust; "the banker absconded with embezzled funds")
       => extrajudicial -- (beyond the usual course of legal proceedings; legally unwarranted; "an extrajudicial penalty")
       => extralegal, nonlegal -- (not regulated or sanctioned by law; "there were only extralegal recourses for their grievances")
       => hot -- (recently stolen or smuggled; "hot merchandise"; "a hot car")
       => illegitimate, illicit, outlaw (prenominal), outlawed, unlawful -- (contrary to or forbidden by law; "an illegitimate seizure of power"; "illicit trade"; "an outlaw strike"; "unlawful measures")
       => ineligible -- (prohibited by official rules; "an ineligible pass receiver")
       => misbranded, mislabeled -- (branded or labeled falsely and in violation of statutory requirements; "confiscated the misbranded drugs")
       => penal, punishable -- (subject to punishment by law; "a penal offense")
       => under-the-counter -- (done or sold illicitly and secretly;)
       => unratified -- (lacking legal authority; "the unratified Equal Right Amendment")
          Also See-> illegitimate#2; irregular#1; unlawful#2

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