Definition of “unlawful” - English Dictionary

“unlawful” in British English

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(Definition of “unlawful” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“unlawful” in American English

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unlawfuladjective

us /ʌnˈlɔ·fəl/

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“unlawful” in Business English

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unlawfuladjective

uk /ʌnˈlɔːfəl/ us LAW

not allowed by law:

unlawful activity/conduct
be unlawful for sb/sth to do sth It is unlawful for any investment adviser to engage in fraudulent or manipulative practices.
unlawfully
adverb /ʌnˈlɔːfəli/ /-ˈlɑː-/

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