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Old 08-25-2010, 12:10 PM
Giles Giles is offline
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Originally Posted by qpw3141 View Post
Originally Posted by acsenray View Post
No difference.
Not according to a certain Website.
While the distinction made in that article might be a useful one, I don't think that it's made by everyone in practice. My copy of Black's Law Dictionary has:
illegal, adj. Forbidden by law; unlawful. ...

unlawful, adj. 1. Not authorized by law; illegal. ... 2. Criminally punishable. ... 3. Involving moral turpitude.
Only the second definition of "unlawful" mentions the criminal element.