Definition of 'unlawful'
Video: pronunciation of 'unlawful'
Example sentences containing 'unlawful'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
His case emerged when he tried to claim compensation for unlawful detention. The Sun (2016)The claimant issued proceedings against the defendant for unlawful discrimination against him on the ground of his disability. Times, Sunday Times (2017)A further tranche of allegations that include unlawful killing or mistreatment will be closed within weeks. The Sun (2016)The police had a good defence to the claims in false imprisonment and unlawful detention. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He said the evidence was too inconsistent to return a verdict of unlawful killing. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Is she not aware that positive discrimination is unlawful? Times, Sunday Times (2011)She said his detention was unlawful and damages should be assessed. The Sun (2011)For us that is an unlawful killing. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Compensation for unlawful discrimination is potentially unlimited. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Many claim human rights breaches or unlawful detention. The Sun (2011)He was charged with unlawful entry into a restricted area and freed next day when his family posted bail. The Sun (2015)It is an irony of history that it is for their unlawful acts that their successors will also be remembered. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)They are charged with unlawful killing. The Sun (2014)She is suing for unlawful discrimination. The Sun (2008)There was no doubt that the conduct of the employers would amount to unlawful direct discrimination if it was because of race. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is unrealistic to think that anyone with a direct interest could in practice have brought that judicial review to expose unlawful acts. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Their continued detention was unlawful, the judge said. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Some cover personal injury, loss or damage to property and alleged unlawful detention. The Sun (2016)Less favourable treatment on these grounds is likely to constitute unlawful discrimination, which can lead to unlimited compensation. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But despite the denial, he said a complaint had been made to police about unlawful entry to the premises. The Sun (2011)A coroner recorded a verdict of unlawful killing after an eight-day hearing. Times, Sunday Times (2012)An inquest in October 2006 recorded a verdict of unlawful killing. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He denied assisting unlawful entry into the UK but was convicted at Canterbury crown court. The Sun (2014)It was argued in support of his appeal to the Court of Appeal that the defendant had committed no unlawful act for purposes of either count. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Trends of 'unlawful'
In Common Usage. unlawful is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'unlawful'
British English: unlawful ADJECTIVE
If something is unlawful, the law does not allow you to do it.
...employees who believe their dismissal was unlawful.
Definition of unlawful from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Collins Reference Catalogue 2019
View our new 2019 reference catalogue. From dictionaries, phrasebooks, language learning, atlases and maps, general reference and puzzles, you'll be sure to find books that appeal to you.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.