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Illegal or unlawful.‘cockfighting has been against the law in South Carolina for 120 years’‘it was against the rules to leave the dormitory after midnight’
- ‘However, ethics aside, to force an employee to pay for a mistake, even one due to carelessness is against the law.’
- ‘Unauthorised racing on the road is already against the law.’
- ‘It may be against the common practice, not against the law.’
- ‘To have a picture of the Dalai Lama is against the law.’
- ‘Using cruise control in Belgium is against the law.’
- ‘High Court judge Mr Justice Burton ruled in April this year that IR35 was not against the law.’
- ‘According to Help the Aged research, more than 80 % of us think age discrimination is already against the law.’
- ‘The question now is whether it was against the law.’
- ‘It's against the law for these children to be locked up.’
- ‘Craig's arrest was second-rate entrapment for something that shouldn't be against the law in the first place.’
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