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unlaw

noun un·law \"+\

Definition of unlaw

  1. 1 :  a violation of law :  disregard of the restraints of law :  illegality, lawlessness times of unlaw alternate with times of law — Frederick Pollock & F. W. Maitland

  2. 2 Scots law :  a fine or amercement for a violation of law

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Origin and Etymology of unlaw

Middle English unlawe, from Old English unlagu, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse ōlög, ūlög illegality, lawlessness, from ō-, ū- un- + lög law — more at law


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unlaw

transitive verb un·law \"\

Definition of unlaw

  1. 1 Scots law :  to impose a fine upon

  2. 2 [2un- + law, noun] obsolete :  to deprive of the character of a law :  annul

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Origin and Etymology of unlaw

Middle English (Scots) unlawen, from unlawe, noun


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