Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being unlawful.
  • n. An unlawful act.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. the quality of failing to conform to law

Etymologies

un- + lawful + -ness (Wiktionary)

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