Part of speech:
Not authorized by law; illegal.
Contrary to good taste or decency; indecorous
Relating to, inclined to, or marked by adultery.
(Chiefly US, sometimes offensive) Being an illegal immigrant; residing in a country illegally.
Contrary to conscience, morality, or law:
The definition of clandestine is something that is done in secret.
Prohibited from being traded
The definition of criminal is someone or something related to the commission of a crime.
At an irregular or improper angle; askew:
Having an extremely low probability of occurrence. Used of quantum phenomena:
The definition of legal is something connected to law or a government’s system of rules.
The definition of proper is appropriate or obeying manners and standards.
Intended to be worn or positioned facing outward or toward an observer:
Conforming to standards of what is right or just in behavior; virtuous:
Enjoying great happiness; blissful
Having or showing high moral qualities or ideals, or greatness of character; lofty
Wrongful or unlawful.
Without law; not regulated by the authority of law
Wrong or unjust:
Prohibited by law
A statement that describes invariable relationships among phenomena under a specified set of conditions. Boyle's law, for instance, describes what will happen to the volume of an ideal gas if its pressure changes and its temperature remains the same. The conditions under which some physical laws hold are idealized (for example, there are no ideal gases in the real world), thus some physical laws apply universally but only approximately.
contrary to or forbidden by law
Having committed incest.
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