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. Mike Pompeo:

    Any PRC action to harass other states' fishing or hydrocarbon development in these waters -- or to carry out such activities unilaterally -- is unlawful.

  2. Geoffrey Berman:

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

  3. Justice Minister Masako Mori:

    I decided to do this because defendant Ghosn was looking to justify his unlawful exit from Japan by propagating a false recognition of our justice system, i felt that we needed to respond immediately to broadcast a correct understanding to people around the world.

  4. Kim Gardner:

    It is illegal to wave weapons in a threatening manner -- that is unlawful in the city of St. Louis.

  5. John Sandweg:

    It's ridiculous, i think these agreements are unlawful and unenforceable.

Images & Illustrations of unlawful

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