unlawful
1. [ adjective ] not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention
Synonyms: unconventional improper
Examples:

"an unconventional marriage" "improper banking practices"

Related terms: irregular
2. [ adjective ] (law) contrary to or forbidden by law
Synonyms: illegitimate outlawed outlaw illicit
Examples:

"an illegitimate seizure of power" "illicit trade" "an outlaw strike" "unlawful measures"

Related terms: illegal
3. [ adjective ] not morally right or permissible
Examples:

"unlawful love"

Related terms: illicit
4. [ adjective ] (law) having no legally established claim
Synonyms: wrongful
Examples:

"the wrongful heir to the throne"

Related terms: illegitimate
5. [ adjective ] (law) contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law
Examples:

"unlawful measures" "unlawful money" "unlawful hunters"

Related terms: lawful lawless open lawless wrongful illegal crooked lawfulness
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