Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character or state of being unlawful; illegality; contrariety to law.
  • noun Illegitimacy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The state of being unlawful.
  • noun countable An unlawful act.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the quality of failing to conform to law

Etymologies

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un- + lawful + -ness

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