Definitions for unlawfulʌnˈlɔ fəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•law•ful*ʌnˈlɔ fəl(adj.)

  1. not lawful; contrary to law; illegal.

  2. born out of wedlock; illegitimate.

* Syn: See illegal.

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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"


  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


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