VI. WORDS RELATING TO THE SENTIMENT AND MORAL POWERS

IV. MORAL AFFECTIONS

5. Institutions
[Absence or violation of law.] Illegality.

[Antonyms: legality.]

[Nouns] lawlessness; illicitness; breach of law, violation of law; disobedience [more]; unconformity [more].

arbitrariness; antinomy, violence, brute force, despotism, outlawry.

mob law, lynch law, club law, Lydford law, martial law, drumhead law; coup d'etat; le droit du plus fort; argumentum baculinum.

illegality, informality, unlawfulness, illegitimacy, bar sinister.

trover and conversion; smuggling, poaching; simony.

[Verbs] offend against the law; violate the law; set the law at defiance, ride roughshod over, drive a coach and six through a statute; make the law a dead letter, take the law into one's own hands.

smuggle, run, poach.

[Adjectives] illegal, prohibited [more]; unlawful, illegitimate; not allowed, illicit, contraband, actionable.

unchartered, unconstitutional; unwarranted, unwarrantable; unauthorized; informal, unofficial; injudicial, extrajudicial.

lawless, arbitrary; despotic, despotical; summary, irresponsible; unanswerable, unaccountable.

null and void; a dead letter.

[Adverbs] illegally; with a high hand, in violation of law.

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