Definitions for: Unlawful


[adj] contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law; "unlawful measures"; "unlawful money"; "unlawful hunters"
[adj] contrary to or forbidden by law; "an illegitimate seizure of power"; "illicit trade"; "an outlaw strike"; "unlawful measures"
[adj] having no legally established claim; "the wrongful heir to the throne"
[adj] not morally right or permissible; "unlawful love"
[adj] not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention; "an unconventional marriage"; "improper banking practices"



Webster (1913) Definition: Un*law"ful, a.
Not lawful; contrary to law. -- Un*law"ful*ly, adv. --
Un*law"ful*ness, n.

Unlawful assembly. (Law) See under Assembly.

Synonyms: illegitimate, illicit, improper, irregular, lawless, open, outlaw(a), outlawed, unconventional, wide-open, wrongful

Antonyms: lawful

See Also: corrupt, crooked, illegal

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