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"unlawful" in British English

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unlawfuladjective

uk   /ʌnˈlɔː.fəl/  us   /ʌnˈlɑː.fəl/
not allowed by law: unlawful possession of guns
unlawfully
adverb uk   /ʌnˈlɔː.fəl.i/  us   /ʌnˈlɑː.fəl.i/
(Definition of unlawful from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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unlawfuladjective

 us   /ʌnˈlɔ·fəl/
(Definition of unlawful from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"unlawful" in Business English

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unlawfuladjective

uk   us   /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
adverb /ʌnˈlɔːfəli/  us /-ˈlɑː-/
The employer unlawfully employed immigrant workers.
(Definition of unlawful from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “unlawful”
in Arabic غَير شَرعي…
in Korean 불법의…
in Portuguese ilegal…
in Catalan il·legal, il·lícit…
in Japanese 不法な, 違法な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 法律禁止的, 违法的…
in Turkish yasadışı, kanunsuz…
in Russian незаконный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 法律禁止的, 違法的…
in Italian illegale…
in Polish nielegalny, bezprawny…
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