contrabandist


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con·tra·band

 (kŏn′trə-bănd′)
n.
1.
a. Goods prohibited by law or treaty from being imported or exported.
b. Goods that are possessed contrary to law or rule, as in a prison or school.
2.
a. Illegal traffic in contraband; smuggling.
b. Smuggled goods.
3. Goods that may be seized and confiscated by a belligerent if shipped to another belligerent by a neutral.
4. An escaped slave during the Civil War who fled to or was taken behind Union lines.
adj.
Prohibited from being imported or exported.

[Italian contrabbando : contra-, against (from Latin contrā-; see contra-) + bando, legal proclamation (from Late Latin bannus, of Germanic origin; see bhā- in Indo-European roots).]

con′tra·band′age n.
con′tra·band′ist n.

con•tra•band•ist

(ˈkɒn trəˌbæn dɪst)

n.
smuggler.
[1810–20; < Sp contrabandista]
con`tra•band′ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contrabandist - someone who imports or exports without paying dutiescontrabandist - someone who imports or exports without paying duties
coyote - someone who smuggles illegal immigrants into the United States (usually across the Mexican border)
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
arms-runner, gunrunner - a smuggler of guns
rumrunner - someone who illegally smuggles liquor across a border

contrabandist

noun
A person who engages in smuggling:
References in classic literature ?
I demand the service of this contrabandist as my domestic until this day week.
THE CONTRABANDIST CHARRO: THE SOCIAL BANDIT FIGURE IN LUIS G.
1) Yet, whereas Alden's seminal work saw smuggling as a duel between the contrabandist and the crown, I see it as a symbiosis.
As a consequence, Tubman, who formerly would have been described as a contrabandist, and Parks, who would have been viewed as a troublemaker, have become two of the most celebrated women in American history.
The successful The Bad Man bore a sequel in Zander the Great (1925), with Blinn once again playing an endearing Mexican, except in a supporting role as a sidekick of the main character, Harrison Ford, a contrabandist who redeems himself by the end, played by the star Marion Davis.