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English definition of “unlawful”

unlawful

adjective
 
 
/ʌnˈlɔːfəl/ LAW
not allowed by law: unlawful activity/conductbe unlawful for sb/sth to do sth It is unlawful for any investment adviser to engage in fraudulent or manipulative practices.
unlawfully /ʌnˈlɔːfəli/ US   /-ˈlɑː-/ adverb
(Definition of unlawful from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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