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 for unlawful
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Unlawful \Un*law"ful\, a.
     Not lawful; contrary to law. -- Un*law"ful*ly, adv. --
     Un*law"ful*ness, n.
     [1913 Webster]
     Unlawful assembly. (Law) See under Assembly.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: not conforming to legality, moral law, or social
             convention; "an unconventional marriage"; "improper
             banking practices" [syn: improper, unconventional,
      2: contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law; "unlawful
         measures"; "unlawful money"; "unlawful hunters" [ant:
      3: not morally right or permissible; "unlawful love"
      4: having no legally established claim; "the wrongful heir to
         the throne" [syn: unlawful, wrongful]
      5: contrary to or forbidden by law; "an illegitimate seizure of
         power"; "illicit trade"; "an outlaw strike"; "unlawful
         measures" [syn: illegitimate, illicit, outlaw(a),
         outlawed, unlawful]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  99 Moby Thesaurus words for "unlawful":
     aberrant, abnormal, abominable, actionable, against the law,
     anarchic, anarchistic, anomic, atrocious, banned, barred,
     black-market, bootleg, chargeable, contraband, contrary to law,
     criminal, delinquent, deviant, disgraceful, evil, exceptionable,
     felonious, flawed, forbade, forbid, forbidden, hardly the thing,
     ignominious, illegal, illegitimate, illicit, impermissible,
     improper, inappropriate, incorrect, indecorous, infamous,
     iniquitous, interdicted, intolerable, irregular, justiciable,
     lawless, nefarious, nonconstitutional, nonlegal, nonlicit,
     nonpermissible, not done, not permitted, not the thing,
     objectionable, off limits, off-base, off-color, out of bounds,
     out-of-line, outlaw, outlawed, prohibited, proscribed, punishable,
     ruled out, sacrilegious, scandalous, shameful, shameless, sinful,
     taboo, tabooed, terrible, triable, unallowed, unauthorized,
     unconstitutional, under the ban, under the table,
     under-the-counter, under-the-table, undue, unfit, unfitting,
     unlicensed, unofficial, unpermissible, unrighteous, unsanctioned,
     unseemly, unstatutory, unsuitable, untouchable, unwarrantable,
     unwarranted, verboten, vetoed, wicked, wrong, wrongful

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  UNLAWFUL. That which is contrary to law. 
       2. There are two kinds of contracts which are unlawful; those which are 
  void, and those which are not. When the law expressly prohibits the 
  transaction in respect of which the agreement is entered into and declares 
  it to be void, it is absolutely so. 3 Binn. R. 533. But when it is merely 
  prohibited, without being made void, although unlawful, it is not void. 12 
  Serg. & Rawle, 237; Chitty, Contr. 230; 23 Amer. Jur. 1 to 23; 1 Mod. 35; 8 
  East, R. 236, 237; 3 Taunt. R. 244; Hob. 14. Vide Condition; Void. 

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