Korean edit

Etymology edit

Sino-Korean word from 不法, from (not) + (law)

Pronunciation edit

Revised Romanization?bulbeop
Revised Romanization (translit.)?bulbeob
Yale Romanization?pul.pep

Noun edit

불법 (bulbeop) (hanja 不法)

  1. illegality; the illegal

Usage notes edit

Like many Korean nouns, this word is often used as a determiner to modify another noun directly, as for example in 불법행위 (bulbeophaeng'wi, illegal activity).

Derived terms edit