adjective \ˌən-ˈl-fəl\

: not allowed by the law

Full Definition of UNLAWFUL

:  not lawful :  illegal
:  not morally right or conventional
un·law·ful·ly \-f(ə-)lē\ adverb
un·law·ful·ness \-fəl-nəs\ noun

Examples of UNLAWFUL

  1. The sale of alcohol to minors is unlawful.
  2. <it is unlawful to set off fireworks within the city limits>

First Known Use of UNLAWFUL

14th century

Rhymes with UNLAWFUL


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