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Meaning of word unlawful from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

unlawful   adjective

Meaning : Not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention.

Example : An unconventional marriage.
Improper banking practices.

Synonyms : improper, unconventional

Meaning : Contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law.

Example : Unlawful measures.
Unlawful money.
Unlawful hunters.

Conformable to or allowed by law.

Lawful methods of dissent.

Meaning : Not morally right or permissible.

Example : Unlawful love.

Meaning : Having no legally established claim.

Example : The wrongful heir to the throne.

Synonyms : wrongful

Meaning : Contrary to or forbidden by law.

Example : An illegitimate seizure of power.
Illicit trade.
An outlaw strike.
Unlawful measures.

Synonyms : illegitimate, illicit, outlaw, outlawed