What does unlawful mean?

Definitions for unlawfulʌnˈlɔ fəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word unlawful.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. improper, unconventional, unlawful(adj)

    not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention

    "an unconventional marriage"; "improper banking practices"

  2. unlawful(adj)

    contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law

    "unlawful measures"; "unlawful money"; "unlawful hunters"

  3. unlawful(adj)

    not morally right or permissible

    "unlawful love"

  4. unlawful, wrongful(adj)

    having no legally established claim

    "the wrongful heir to the throne"

  5. illegitimate, illicit, outlaw(a), outlawed, unlawful(adj)

    contrary to or forbidden by law

    "an illegitimate seizure of power"; "illicit trade"; "an outlaw strike"; "unlawful measures"

Wiktionary

  1. unlawful(Adjective)

    Prohibited; not permitted by law (either civil or criminal law; see illegal).

    He was charged with unlawful use of a car.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unlawful(adj)

    not lawful; contrary to law

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unlawful

    un-law′fōōl, adj. not lawful or permitted by law.—n. Unlaw′, lawlessness, any breach of law: an injury, injustice: a fine exacted from a transgressor of the law.—adv. Unlaw′fully.—n. Unlaw′fulness.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unlawful in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unlawful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Air Force Colonel Vance Spath:

    Unlawful influence in any form is incredibly destructive to our process.

  2. Steffon Josey-Davis:

    They handcuffed me and charged me with unlawful possession of a firearm -- a second-degree felony.

  3. Chief Justice Roy Moore:

    If it's an unlawful mandate you can refuse to mandate it. You can dissent to the United States Supreme Court.

  4. Prophet Mohammed, ibn abbas:

    He is not of us who is not affectionate to the little ones, and does not respect the old; and he is not of us, who does not order which is lawful, and prohibits that which is unlawful.

  5. Joseph T. Chew:

    Expecting a carjacker or rapist or drug pusher to care that his possession or use of a gun is unlawful is like expecting a terrorist to care that his car bomb is taking up two parking spaces.

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