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, 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.

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How to say unlawful in sign language?

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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. Geoffrey Berman:

    Unlawful disclosure of classified intelligence can pose a grave threat to our national security, potentially endangering the safety of Americans.

  2. Dan Backer:

    It reinforces how fast and loose the Clinton machine was when it came to 'Hoovering up' these megadonor checks, not just from questionable Hollywood and Wall Street elites but potentially from foreign influence peddlers using who knows what money, it reinforces the need to take a long hard look at not just the unlawful money laundering process, but the way in which they were solicited as well.

  3. Sally Yates:

    I made a determination that I believed that it was unlawful. I also thought that it was inconsistent with the principles of the Department of Justice, and I said no.

  4. Rod Rosenstein:

    There is no allegation in the indictment that any American was a knowing participant in the alleged unlawful activity or knew they were communicating with Russian intelligence officers.

  5. Kevin Moody:

    If they want to have this debate, have it in a political arena, don’t enact ordinances that are blatantly unlawful, tie up local townships, expose them to liability, and tie up companies.

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