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Adjective unlawful has 5 senses
  1. improper, unconventional, unlawful - not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention; "an unconventional marriage"; "improper banking practices"
    Antonym: regular (indirect, via irregular)
  2. unlawful - contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law; "unlawful measures"; "unlawful money"; "unlawful hunters"
    lawful, law-abiding, observant
  3. unlawful - not morally right or permissible; "unlawful love"
    licit (indirect, via illicit)
  4. unlawful, wrongful - having no legally established claim; "the wrongful heir to the throne"
    Antonym: legitimate (indirect, via illegitimate)
  5. illegitimate, illicit, outlaw, outlawed, unlawful - contrary to or forbidden by law; "an illegitimate seizure of power"; "illicit trade"; "an outlaw strike"; "unlawful measures"
    Antonym: legal (indirect, via illegal)
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