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improper, unconventional, unlawfuladjective
not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention
"an unconventional marriage"; "improper banking practices"
contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law
"unlawful measures"; "unlawful money"; "unlawful hunters"
not morally right or permissible
having no legally established claim
"the wrongful heir to the throne"
illegitimate, illicit, outlaw(a), outlawed, unlawfuladjective
contrary to or forbidden by law
"an illegitimate seizure of power"; "illicit trade"; "an outlaw strike"; "unlawful measures"
Prohibited; not permitted by law (either civil or criminal law; see illegal).
He was charged with unlawful use of a car.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Contrary to law; not permitted by the law.
Before I be convict by course of law,
To threaten me with death is most unlawful. William Shakespeare.
It is an unlawful thing for a Jew to come unto one of another nation. Acts x. 28.
Shew me when it is our duty, and when unlawful to take these courses, by some general rule of a perpetual, never-failing truth. South.
The secret ceremonies I conceal,
Uncouth, perhaps, unlawful to reveal. Dryden.
not lawful; contrary to law
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.
The numerical value of unlawful in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of unlawful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of unlawful in a Sentence
The court recognized, as it did with the first asylum ban, that the Donald Trump administration was attempting an unlawful end run around asylum protections enacted by Congress.
So, Twitter Sunday is here. I was waiting what will they what pull out right before elections, to harm me and to influence Czech elections. There is no case that they can pull against me during the time I am in politics, i have never done anything unlawful or bad, but it does not stop them to try to slander me again and to try to influence Czech parliamentary elections.
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton:
The occupation and shutting down of Interstate 94 last night were unlawful and extremely dangerous.
We know a significant number of crooks and gangs get firearms through straw purchasing, this set of ordinances is really focused on narrowing the flow of guns to those which are clearly legal and, hopefully, doing something to deter the flow of guns that are unlawful to own.
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee:
In all of our lives there comes moments where have to decide whether we obey God or we obey a decision we believe is unlawful.
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