un lawful

unlawful

[uhn-law-fuhl]
adjective
1.
not lawful; contrary to law; illegal.
2.
born out of wedlock; illegitimate.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English unlaweful. See un-1, lawful

unlawfully, adverb
unlawfulness, noun


1. illicit. See illegal. 2. bastard, natural.
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unlawful (ʌnˈlɔːfʊl)
 
adj
1.  illegal
2.  illicit; immoral: unlawful love
3.  an archaic word for illegitimate
 
un'lawfully
 
adv
 
un'lawfulness
 
n

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unlawful
c.1300, from un- (1) "not" + lawful. Unlawful assembly is recorded in statutes from late 15c.
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