Examples of unlawful in a Sentence
The sale of alcohol to minors is unlawful.
it is unlawful to set off fireworks within the city limits
Recent Examples of unlawful from the Web
Rights groups say shooting Palestinians who don't pose a threat to soldiers' lives is unlawful.
B’Tselem, an Israeli human rights organization, warned in a statement that any shoot-to-kill policy against unarmed demonstrators would be unlawful, unless the lives of soldiers lives were threatened.
Like any other lawful act, such as terminating executive branch employees, a pardon could be unlawful if done with the corrupt intent to impede an investigation or influence a witness.
The union said Tensing's removal from the police department was unlawful.
In most states, punitive banishment is itself unlawful, although the state of Maryland allows it in the case of corruption.
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said last week that the teachers' work stoppage there was unlawful and the governor has not ruled out seeking a court injunction to force the teachers back to work.
Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that Obama's DACA order was unlawful, usurping the authority of Congress.
Any word that came down the chain of command dictating the eradication of the My Lai hamlet and its inhabitants, who were noncombatants, was obviously unlawful.
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First Known Use of unlawful
chaste, immaculate, incorruptible, innocent, inoffensive, irreproachable, lily-white, perfect, pure, spotless, squeaky-clean, uncorrupted, unerring, unfallen, unobjectionable, venerable, white, wholesome;
UNLAWFUL Defined for English Language Learners
: not allowed by the law
UNLAWFUL Defined for Kids
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