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
John C. Young also was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of armed criminal action.
Moles also faces a District charge of unlawful transport of a loaded firearm in an unlocked passenger compartment of a vehicle, punishable by up to 1 year in prison.
Malik Daishon Byers, 18, is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm on school property, according to a Rock Hill police report.
He was also charged with domestic battery and unlawful restraint.
Under Louisiana law, malfeasance in office is committed when a public officer or employee either fails to perform a duty lawfully required of them or performs such duty in an unlawful manner.
The Boston Globe reports Eric Miller pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges including unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a large-capacity feeding device.
St. Clair was convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm last month and sentenced to three years in prison.
Ivanovic was also charged with unlawful possession of hypodermic syringes.
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First Known Use of unlawful
UNLAWFUL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unlawful for English Language Learners
: not allowed by the law
UNLAWFUL Defined for Kids
Legal Definition of unlawful
1 : not lawful : not authorized or justified by law
2 : acting contrary to or in defiance of the law an unlawful possessor
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