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What is another word for illegal?

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Adjective
Contrary to or forbidden by law, especially criminal law
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“Coulson had resigned as the paper's editor following the conviction of a reporter in relation to illegal phone hacking, although stating that he knew nothing about it.”
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Not in accordance with standards of honor, decency or fair play
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“He was dismissed by the referee for an illegal tackle.”
Adjective
Not having the required legal documents
“As an illegal resident, you can easily be exploited by a variety of ruthless persons, not the least of whom might be your landlord.”
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Done or kept in secret, sometimes to conceal an illicit or improper purpose
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Very disgusting, dirty or unpleasant
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Lacking in accuracy or truth
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Unwarranted or inappropriate due to being excessive or disproportionate
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Engaged in piracy or plunder
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Worthless or invalid
Noun
Foreigner in country without permission
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