Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Contrary to law; illegal.

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Usage examples "unlawful":

  1. Suppose he had attempted anything unlawful, his good friend here would have collared him. - "Put Yourself in His Place", 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", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
  3. I must therefore beg to stand excused if I try something slightly unlawful for a change. - "The Beetle A Mystery", Richard Marsh.