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1. Not lawful; illegal.
2. Contrary to accepted morality or convention; illicit.
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|Noun||1.||unlawfulness - the quality of failing to conform to law|
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
illegality - unlawfulness by virtue of violating some legal statute
illegitimacy - unlawfulness by virtue of not being authorized by or in accordance with law
illicitness - the quality of not conforming strictly to law
shadiness - of questionable honesty or legality; "they acted with such obvious shadiness that they were instantly recognizable"; "the shadiness of their transactions"
lawfulness - the quality of conforming to law
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