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malefactor, outlaw, crook, felon, criminal
n. someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
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outlaw, illegalize
v. to outlaw something previously legal; "The Eighteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution served to illegalize alcohol."
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outlaw, lawless
adj. disobedient to or defiant of law; "lawless bands roaming the plains"
outlaw, unlawful, outlawed, illicit, illegitimate
adj. contrary to or forbidden by law; "an illegitimate seizure of power"; "illicit trade"; "an outlaw strike"; "unlawful measures"
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cur
n. a cowardly and despicable person
jurisprudence, law
v. the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
brigand, bandit
n. an armed thief who is (usually) a member of a band
burglar
n. a thief who enters a building with intent to steal
gouger
n. an attacker who gouges out the antagonist's eye
Pretender
n. a claimant to the throne or to the office of ruler (usually without just title)
piranha, vulture, predator, marauder
n. someone who attacks in search of booty
charlatan, mountebank
n. a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes
robber
n. a thief who steals from someone by threatening violence
plagiariser, literary pirate, pirate, plagiarizer, plagiarist
n. someone who uses another person's words or ideas as if they were his own
freebooter, raider, despoiler, spoiler, looter, pillager, plunderer
n. someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)
sneak
n. a person who is regarded as underhanded and furtive and contemptible
varlet, scallywag, scalawag, rapscallion, rascal, knave, rogue
n. a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
scoundrel, villain
n. a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately
incorrect
adj. (of a word or expression) not agreeing with grammatical principles
illegal
v. prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules; "an illegal chess move"
wide-open
adj. open wide; "left the doors wide-open"
illegal
adj. prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules; "an illegal chess move"
tabu, out, verboten, taboo, proscribed, prohibited, forbidden
adj. excluded from use or mention; "forbidden fruit"; "in our house dancing and playing cards were out"; "a taboo subject"
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wide-open
adj. open wide; "left the doors wide-open"
wrongful
adj. unlawfully violating the rights of others; "wrongful death"; "a wrongful diversion of trust income"
amerciable
adj. of a crime or misdemeanor; punishable by a fine set by a judge
prohibited, banned
adj. forbidden by law
black-market, smuggled, contraband, black, bootleg
adj. distributed or sold illicitly; "the black economy pays no taxes"
felonious, criminal
adj. involving or being or having the nature of a crime; "a criminal offense"; "criminal abuse"; "felonious intent"
ill-gotten, dirty
adj. obtained illegally or by improper means; "dirty money"; "ill-gotten gains"
misappropriated, embezzled
adj. taken for your own use in violation of a trust; "the banker absconded with embezzled funds"
extrajudicial
adj. beyond the usual course of legal proceedings; legally unwarranted; "an extrajudicial penalty"
nonlegal, extralegal
adj. not regulated or sanctioned by law; "there were only extralegal recourses for their grievances"
hot
adj. having or dealing with dangerously high levels of radioactivity; "hot fuel rods"; "a hot laboratory"
mislabeled, misbranded
adj. branded or labeled falsely and in violation of statutory requirements; "confiscated the misbranded drugs"
punishable, penal
adj. subject to punishment by law; "a penal offense"
under the counter, under-the-counter
adj. done or sold illicitly and secretly
unratified
adj. lacking legal authority; "the unratified Equal Right Amendment"
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legalize
v. to make something lawful; "He wanted to legalize marijuana."
lawful
adj. conformable to or allowed by law; "lawful methods of dissent"
legal
adj. established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules
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Parts Of Speech
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  • Verbs
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  • Adverbs
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  • Adjectives
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Relationships
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  • Synonyms
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  • Antonyms
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