What does the word unlawful mean?

Usage examples for unlawful

  1. Suppose he had attempted anything unlawful, his good friend here would have collared him. – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  2. Old members were wooing their constituencies afresh; young candidates were spending feverish energies on new hazards, and anxiously inquiring at what particular date in the campaign tea- parties became unlawful. – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  3. I must therefore beg to stand excused if I try something slightly unlawful for a change. – The Beetle A Mystery by Richard Marsh