Definition of illegally in English:

illegally

adverb

  • In a way that is contrary to or forbidden by law.

    ‘she had been fined for parking illegally’
    ‘illegally obtained papers’
    • ‘They later claimed that the collection had been illegally exported.’
    • ‘The court hereby finds him not guilty of illegally discharging a weapon.’
    • ‘Several individuals were prosecuted for illegally downloading music and sharing it with others.’
    • ‘All illegally parked cars should be clamped or removed.’
    • ‘There is no suggestion that the company has acted illegally.’
    • ‘My understanding is he came into the country illegally.’
    • ‘Hundreds of thousands of movies are illegally copied each day.’
    • ‘The film industry estimates that one in five teenagers have illegally downloaded a feature film.’
    • ‘Many factories illegally disregard the minimum wage and frequently pay their laborers much less.’
    • ‘Information leading to the conviction of anyone selling flour illegally will be rewarded.’

Pronunciation

illegally

/ɪˈliːɡ(ə)li/