unlawful

Definitions of unlawful
  1. adjective
    not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention
    synonyms: improper, unconventional
    irregular
    contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice
  2. adjective
    contrary to or forbidden by law
    unlawful measures”
    synonyms: illegitimate, illicit, outlaw, outlawed
    illegal
    prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules
  3. adjective
    contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law
    unlawful measures”
    unlawful money”
    unlawful hunters”
    Synonyms:
    lawless, outlaw
    disobedient to or defiant of law
    lawless, wide-open
    lax in enforcing laws
    wrongful
    unlawfully violating the rights of others
    illegal
    prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules
    corrupt, crooked
    not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive
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    Antonyms:
    lawful
    conformable to or allowed by law
    law-abiding, observant
    (of individuals) adhering strictly to laws and rules and customs
    legal
    established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules
    square, straight
    characterized by honesty and fairness
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  4. adjective
    not morally right or permissible
    Synonyms:
    illicit
    contrary to accepted morality (especially sexual morality) or convention
  5. adjective
    having no legally established claim
    synonyms: wrongful
    illegitimate
    of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful
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