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Definitions of contraband

  1. distributed or sold illicitly; "the black economy pays no taxes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. goods whose importation or exportation or possession is prohibited by law Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Illegal or prohibited traffic. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. Goods or merchandise the importation or exportation of which is forbidden. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. Prohibited or excluded by law or treaty; forbidden; as, contraband goods, or trade. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. To import illegally, as prohibited goods; to smuggle. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. To declare prohibited; to forbid. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. An item that is illegal to possess, produce or distribute.
  9. Forbidden to be brought in. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Smuggled goods: contraband of war, certain materials used in warfare which a neutral nation is forbidden, by international law, to supply the nations at war, except at the risk of seizure. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Against or contrary to ban or law: prohibited goods. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Illegal traffic. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Prohibited by law; introduced contrary to law, as goods. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Prohibited, as by military law; forbidden. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Contraband goods or trade. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Prohibited; contrary to ban or edict. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. Traffic prohibited by law; the prohibition; the goods prohibited. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. To import goods prohibited. Contraband goods, such as are prohibited to be imported or exported, either by the laws of a particular state or by the law of nations. See Ban. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. Contrary to proclamation; prohibited. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. Prohibited goods; illegal traffic. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. A negro slave, during the Civil War, escaped to, or was brought within, the Union lines. Such slave was considered contraband of war. mso.anu.edu.au
  22. kon'tra-band, adj. contrary to law: prohibited.--n. illegal traffic: prohibition: prohibited goods.--ns. CON'TRABANDISM, trafficking in contraband goods; CON'TRABANDIST, a smuggler.--CONTRABAND OF WAR, a name applied to certain commodities, as military stores, and even coal in an age of war steamers, not to be supplied by neutral to belligerent powers. [Sp. contrabanda--It. contrabbando--L. contra, against, L. L. bandum, ban.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. Prohibited traffic, smuggling; smuggled goods; c. of war, anything forbidden to be supplied by neutrals to belligerents; (adj.) forbidden to be imported or exported, as c. goods, concerned with these, as c. trade (r). [Late Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. Under the laws of war, goods (such as arms) which may aid an enemy to prolong the war are called contraband and held liable to seizure and condemnation, if a neutral tries to introduce them into the country of the other belligerent. In 1861 General B. F. Butler attempted to apply this distinction and regulation to the slaves of Southerners, when they fell into his hands. Dictionary of United States history
  25. n. [Latin] Prohibited merchandise or traffic the legal prohibition of traffic. Cabinet Dictionary
  26. Prohibited, illegal, unlawful. Complete Dictionary
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