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unlawful

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adjective un·law·ful \ˌən-ˈlȯ-fəl\

Simple Definition of unlawful

  • : not allowed by the law

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of unlawful

  1. 1 :  not lawful :  illegal

  2. 2 :  not morally right or conventional

unlawfully play \-f(ə-)lē\ adverb
unlawfulness play \-fəl-nəs\ noun

Examples of unlawful in a sentence

  1. The sale of alcohol to minors is unlawful.

  2. <it is unlawful to set off fireworks within the city limits>



14th Century

First Known Use of unlawful

14th century

Rhymes with unlawful


UNLAWFUL Defined for Kids

unlawful

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adjective un·law·ful \ˌən-ˈlȯ-fəl\

Definition of unlawful for Students

  1. :  not lawful :  illegal

unlawfully \-fə-lē\ adverb



Law Dictionary

unlawful

adjective un·law·ful

Legal Definition of unlawful

  1. 1 :  not lawful :  not authorized or justified by law

  2. 2 :  acting contrary to or in defiance of the law <an unlawful possessor>

unlawfully adverb
unlawfulness noun




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