Meaning of extralegal in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɛkstrəˈliːɡ(ə)l/


  • (of an action or situation) beyond the province of the law.

    ‘there were extralegal means through which to render the NAACP impotent’
    • ‘These were extralegal considerations, irrelevant, impure.’
    • ‘Its participants drew on an American tradition of collective organization and crowd action which held extralegal activity to be legitimate when justice was otherwise elusive.’
    • ‘Furthermore, the elders never gave any indication of being aware that their actions were extralegal, if not illegal.’
    • ‘The main extralegal means of tenure is squatting.’
    • ‘The side effect is an extralegal economy; for example, the ‘construction industry’ was slumping in Peru, yet concrete was being sold at a record rate because of the extralegal construction going on.’