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Definitions of contraband

  1. 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.
  2. Illegal or prohibited traffic. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. Goods or merchandise the importation or exportation of which is forbidden. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. Prohibited or excluded by law or treaty; forbidden; as, contraband goods, or trade. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. To import illegally, as prohibited goods; to smuggle. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. To declare prohibited; to forbid. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. An item that is illegal to possess, produce or distribute.
  8. 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.
  9. Illegal traffic. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Prohibited by law; introduced contrary to law, as goods. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Contraband goods or trade. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Traffic prohibited by law; the prohibition; the goods prohibited. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. Prohibited goods; illegal traffic. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. Forbidden to be brought in. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Against or contrary to ban or law: prohibited goods. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Prohibited, as by military law; forbidden. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Prohibited; contrary to ban or edict. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for contraband

  1. He took me on at his contraband job. – Love and Lucy by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  2. " I used to keep contraband here in my college days, cigarettes and that sort of thing. – The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
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