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Dictionary definition for: Unlawful

1. (s) not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention; "an unconventional marriage" "improper banking practices"

2. (a) contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law; "unlawful measures" "unlawful money" "unlawful hunters"

3. (s) not morally right or permissible; "unlawful love"

4. (s) having no legally established claim; "the wrongful heir to the throne"

5. (s) contrary to or forbidden by law; "an illegitimate seizure of power" "illicit trade" "an outlaw strike" "unlawful measures"

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