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. The US:

    We call on( North Korea) to refrain from provocative, destabilizing actions and rhetoric, and to make the strategic choice to fulfill North Korea international obligations and commitments and return to serious talks, north Korea's unlawful weapons programs represent a clear, grave threat to The US national security.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. The Hamburg regulator:

    The data transfer of these companies to the USA was thus without any legal basis and unlawful.

  5. Sean Sherman:

    There's really no legal action left at the district court level, all of the courts have now said unanimously that all of these terminations were unlawful.

Images & Illustrations of unlawful

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