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unlawful

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2 not conforming to a high moral standard; morally unacceptable
  • a sympathetic look at the unlawful love between a married physician and an adoring colleague

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The first known use of unlawful was in the 14th century

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“Unlawful.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/unlawful. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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