il·lu·so·ry /i-'lü-sə-rē, -zə-rē/ adj: likely to mislead or deceive: false deceptivean illusory plea bargain leading to a longer sentence than expected
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
casuistic, casuistical, chimerical, conjuring, counterfeit, deceiving, deceptive, deluding, delusive, fabricated, fallacious, false, falsus, fancied, fanciful, fatuitous, feigned, fictitious, hatched, illusive, imaginary, imagined, insidious, insubstantial, invented, make-believe, misleading, mythic, mythological, not true, notional, phantasmal, pretended, sophistic, sophistical, suppositional, tenuous, tricky, unactual, unauthentic, unreal, unsubstantial, unsupportable, vanus, visionary
associated concepts: illusory agreement, illusory appointment, illusory contract, illusory promise, illusory transfer, illusory trust foreign phrases: Judicium non debet esse illusorlum; suum effectum habere debet A judgment ought not to be illusory; it ought to have its proper effect
artificial, deceptive, delusive, fallacious, fictitious, insubstantial, nonexistent, ostensible, quixotic, specious, tenuous
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
adj.Not real; deceptive; having a false appearance.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
adj. Deceptive or insubstantial.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.