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Adjective: unlawful  ,ún'lo-ful
  1. Contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law
    "unlawful measures"; "unlawful money"; "unlawful hunters"
  2. Not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention
    "unlawful banking practices";
    - improper, unconventional
  3. Not morally right or permissible
    "unlawful love"
  4. Having no legally established claim
    "the unlawful heir to the throne";
    - wrongful
  5. Contrary to or forbidden by law
    "unlawful measures";
    - illegitimate, illicit, outlaw, outlawed

See also: bent [Brit, informal], corrupt, crooked [informal], illegal, illegitimate, illicit, irregular, lawfulness, lawless, outlaw, wide-open, wrongful

Antonym: lawful

Encyclopedia: Unlawful