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Related to unlawful: Unlawful assembly, Unlawful detainer, Unlawful Entry, Unlawful killing

un·law·ful

 (ŭn-lô′fəl)
adj.
1. Not lawful; illegal.
2. Contrary to accepted morality or convention; illicit.

un·law′ful·ly adv.
un·law′ful·ness n.

unlawful

(ʌnˈlɔːfʊl)
adj
1. (Law) illegal
2. illicit; immoral: unlawful love.
3. an archaic word for illegitimate
unˈlawfully adv
unˈlawfulness n

un•law•ful

(ʌnˈlɔ fəl)

adj.
1. not lawful; contrary to law; illegal.
2. born out of wedlock; illegitimate.
[1250–1300]
un•law′ful•ly, adv.
un•law′ful•ness, n.
syn: See illegal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unlawful - not conforming to legality, moral law, or social conventionunlawful - not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention; "an unconventional marriage"; "improper banking practices"
irregular - contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice; "irregular hiring practices"
2.unlawful - contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of lawunlawful - contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law; "unlawful measures"; "unlawful money"; "unlawful hunters"
illegal - prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules; "an illegal chess move"
corrupt, crooked - not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive
lawful - conformable to or allowed by law; "lawful methods of dissent"
3.unlawful - not morally right or permissibleunlawful - not morally right or permissible; "unlawful love"
illicit - contrary to accepted morality (especially sexual morality) or convention; "an illicit association with his secretary"
4.unlawful - having no legally established claimunlawful - having no legally established claim; "the wrongful heir to the throne"
illegitimate - of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful
5.unlawful - contrary to or forbidden by lawunlawful - contrary to or forbidden by law; "an illegitimate seizure of power"; "illicit trade"; "an outlaw strike"; "unlawful measures"
illegal - prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules; "an illegal chess move"

unlawful

unlawful

adjective
2. Of, involving, or being a crime:
3. Contrary to accepted, especially moral conventions:
4. Born to parents who are not married to each other:
Translations
rettsstridig

unlawful

[ˈʌnˈlɔːfʊl] ADJilegal, ilícito

unlawful

[ˌʌnˈlɔːfʊl] adj [act, dismissal, detention] → illégal(e)unlawful entry neffraction funlawful killing ndélit m d'homicide

unlawful

adjgesetzwidrig; means, sex, imprisonment, actungesetzlich, illegal; weddingungültig

unlawful

:
unlawful assembly
unlawful entry
n (Jur) → Einbruch m
unlawful killing
n (Jur: = offence) → Tötungsdelikt nt

unlawful

[ʌnˈlɔːfʊl] adjillecito/a, illegale

unlawful

a. ilegal, ilícito-a.
References in classic literature ?
We saw knights and grandees whom we knew, but they didn't know us in our rags and dirt and raw welts and bruises, and wouldn't have recognized us if we had hailed them, nor stopped to answer, either, it being unlawful to speak with slaves on a chain.
If a policeman catches him in an unlawful act and proceeds to arrest him, the offender proclaims that he is a student, and perhaps shows his matriculation card, whereupon the officer asks for his address, then goes his way, and reports the matter at headquarters.
Auld to instruct me further, telling her, among other things, that it was unlawful, as well as unsafe, to teach a slave to read.
The results of what you have done become in time to you utterly insupportable; you take measures to obtain relief: unusual measures, but neither unlawful nor culpable.
Accordingly, the forger was put to Death; the utterer of a bad note was put to Death; the unlawful opener of a letter was put to Death; the purloiner of forty shillings and sixpence was put to Death; the holder of a horse at Tellson's door, who made off with it, was put to Death; the coiner of a bad shilling was put to Death; the sounders of three-fourths of the notes in the whole gamut of Crime, were put to Death.
Twenty Eight,' returned my informant, speaking throughout in a low tone, and looking over his shoulder as we walked along the passage, to guard himself from being overheard, in such an unlawful reference to these Immaculates, by Creakle and the rest; 'Twenty Eight (also transportation) got a place, and robbed a young master of a matter of two hundred and fifty pounds in money and valuables, the night before they were going abroad.
Only I marvelled that the voice of nature should speak so truly in her, telling her that which was lawful, even when it seemed to be most unlawful.
uf, that we know no reason he can have for withholding our liberty, excepting his unlawful desire to enrich himself at our expense.
Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself, with desire for what its monstrous laws have made monstrous and unlawful.
As to those just causes of war which proceed from direct and unlawful violence, it appears equally clear to me that one good national government affords vastly more security against dangers of that sort than can be derived from any other quarter.
If a return can be obtained, no matter by what unlawful means, the irregular member, who takes his seat of course, is sure of holding it a sufficient time to answer his purposes.
But if you lacked that qualification, and were an hungered, or inclined toward conviviality at unlawful hours, Colette's was your only port.