[ US /ənˈɫɔfəɫi/ ]
[ UK /ʌnlˈɔːfəli/ ]
  1. not conforming to the law
    they were unlawfully married
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How To Use unlawfully In A Sentence

  • The act or an instance of unlawfully threatening or attempting to injure another.
  • The issue in that case was defined by Sedley L.J. in paragraph 1 of the judgment of the Court of Appeal, namely if a state school unlawfully excludes a pupil who is on its roll, has it violated his right to education under the ECHR?
  • When he emerged from the house, Constable Dimatulac placed Mr. Lloyd under arrest for being unlawfully in a dwelling house and for uttering threats.
  • If people are unlawfully detained, they have a right to be free?
  • At the end of the legal argument preceding Ahmed's trial, the judge rejected a bid by his lawyers to have the trial scrapped over Britain's alleged role in his mistreatment, stating in an "open" version of his judgment: "I am not satisfied that the British authorities assisted or encouraged the Pakistanis to unlawfully detain and/or ill-treat Rangzieb Ahmed in such a way as to amount to an abuse of the process of the court. Rangzieb Ahmed to appeal terrorism conviction
  • However, both men have denied that they acted unlawfully or breached copyright laws concerning the matter.
  • Section 20 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 creates the offence of unlawfully and maliciously wounding or inflicting grievous bodily harm.
  • BATA wants the plain packaging push scrapped altogether because, it argues, the commonwealth is planning to unlawfully acquire its intellectual property rights.
  • It is alleged that Ayele was a member of an Ethiopian cocaine-trafficking organization that was responsible for unlawfully distributing cocaine and cocaine base.
  • Cecchetti yawned and smirked yesterday as he was given a life sentence at Maidstone crown court for the Clissold Park stabbing and unlawfully wounding 17-year-old Curtis Byfield in Finsbury Park last year. Archive 2004-09-12
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