Synonyms for unlawful

Grammar : Adj
Spell : uhn-law-fuhl
Phonetic Transcription : ʌnˈlɔ fəl

Top 10 synonyms for unlawful Other synonyms for the word unlawful

Définition of unlawful

Origin :
  • c.1300, from un- (1) "not" + lawful. Unlawful assembly is recorded in statutes from late 15c. Related: Unlawfully.
  • adj against the law
Example sentences :
  • No lawful passion can ever be so bewildering or ecstatic as an unlawful one.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • An unlawful expedient can not become a permanent condition of government.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • Yet I respect this marriage of thine, as all Muslims must—for all that in itself it was unlawful.
  • Extract from : « The Sea-Hawk » by Raphael Sabatini
  • In Ezra, the Tenth, the ram is offered for a trespass because of an unlawful marriage.
  • Extract from : « An Orkney Maid » by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • And they say, that the military uniforms now introducing, are haram or unlawful.
  • Extract from : « Journal of a Residence at Bagdad » by Anthony Groves
  • Anne, too, evidently had an unlawful interest in it, and wanted him to keep on talking.
  • Extract from : « The Prisoner » by Alice Brown
  • Never, perhaps, was there a better excuse for unlawful love.
  • Extract from : « Henry IV, Makers of History » by John S. C. Abbott
  • Daylight only made him a more weird, a more disturbing and unlawful apparition.
  • Extract from : « Victory » by Joseph Conrad
  • He was ready to adopt any means, lawful or unlawful, to secure that end.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1 » by John Charles Dent
  • The law is inescapable, for an action is either lawful or unlawful.
  • Extract from : « The Status Civilization » by Robert Sheckley

Antonyms for unlawful

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