Illegal, or unlawful, is used to describe something that is prohibited or not authorized by law.
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Famous quotes containing the word illegal:
“It ought to be illegal for an artist to marry.... If the artist must marry let him find someone more interested in art, or his art, or the artist part of him, than in him. After which let them take tea together three times a week.”
—Ezra Pound (18851972)
“Consider the vice president, George Bush, a man so bedeviled by bladder problems that he managed, for the last eight years, to be in the mens room whenever an important illegal decision was made.”
—Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941)
“No more astounding relic of the subjection of women survives in western civilization than the status of the prostitute.... In connection with what other illegal vice is the seller alone penalized, and not the buyer?”
—Crystal Eastman (18811928)