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
The release was ordered just before a federal judge held a hearing in Washington, D.C., on a habeas corpus, unlawful detention petition brought on Baker’s behalf by a group of civilian criminal defense lawyers.
He was charged with unlawful trespass and possession of cocaine.
Berrios, the oldest suspect, also was charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon, a Class A misdemeanor.
Decatur is charged with having an unlawful interest in a public contract, a fourth-degree felony, according to court records.
He was convicted of nine counts of unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle, but his prison sentence was suspended and Wells was ordered to serve 42 months of probation.
Harris, 20, turned himself in Thursday morning and was released on an unsecured bond after being served a warrant charging him with unlawful wounding, the Charlottesville Police Department said.
DeAndre Harris, 20, was charged with unlawful wounding in the Aug. 12 rally that turned violent.
Each one includes charges for the unlawful taking or driving of a vehicle.
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First Known Use of unlawful
Synonymscriminal, felonious, illegitimate, illicit, lawless, illegal, wrongful
Antonymslawful, legal, legitimate
Related Wordsbad, evil, immoral, shameful, sinful, unethical, wicked, wrong; blamable, blameworthy, censurable, reprehensible; banned, barred, contraband, criminalized, disallowed, discouraged, forbidden, interdicted, outlawed, prohibited, proscribed; adulterine, bootleg, unauthorized, unlicensed, unsanctioned; under-the-counter, under-the-table; corrupt, unprincipled, unscrupulous, villainous
Near Antonymsethical, good, just, principled, right, righteous, virtuous; allowed, permitted; authorized, licensed; approved, endorsed (also indorsed), sanctioned; abetted, encouraged, promoted, suggested, supported; correct, decent, decorous, proper, seemly
UNLAWFUL Defined for English Language Learners
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legal Definition of unlawful
- an unlawful possessor
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