What does unlawful mean?

Definitions for unlawful
ʌnˈlɔ fəlun·law·ful

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. improper, unconventional, unlawfuladjective

    not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention

    "an unconventional marriage"; "improper banking practices"

  2. unlawfuladjective

    contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law

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

  3. unlawfuladjective

    not morally right or permissible

    "unlawful love"

  4. unlawful, wrongfuladjective

    having no legally established claim

    "the wrongful heir to the throne"

  5. illegitimate, illicit, outlaw(a), outlawed, unlawfuladjective

    contrary to or forbidden by law

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

Wiktionary

  1. unlawfuladjective

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

    He was charged with unlawful use of a car.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unlawfuladjective

    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.

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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

Examples of unlawful in a Sentence

  1. Nan Schivone:

    It does not help when there's a lack of clarity about what the federal government is willing to do for the families, when the news broke, it was not helpful because it sowed a lot of seeds of confusion about the willingness of the government to care for the families and atone for the past unlawful actions, the unlawful actions of the past administration.

  2. Kushnirsky Gerber:

    It’s frustrating that it should still be a novel issue that posing in front of an artwork for a commercial product is unlawful, if anything, we should be strengthening legal protections for artists in order to encourage public artworks.

  3. Kwame Raoul:

    After receiving the request from Joliet's mayor and city officials, my office began a preliminary review of Joliet Police Department records and other information, it is clear that a formal investigation is needed to look at whether the department has engaged in patterns or practices of unlawful or unconstitutional policing.

  4. Tony Evers:

    The legislature overplayed its hand by using an unlawful process to accumulate more power for itself and override the will of the people.

  5. Eugene Kontorovich:

    Immunity means they can not be sued in court — even if Supreme Court agrees their action is unlawful.

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