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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contraband  \Con"tra*band\,  a. 
  Prohibited  or  excluded  by  law  or  treaty;  forbidden;  as 
  contraband  goods,  or  trade 
 
  The  contraband  will  always  keep  pace,  in  some  measure, 
  with  the  fair  trade  --Burke. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contraband  \Con"tra*band\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  import  illegally,  as  prohibited  goods;  to  smuggle. 
  [Obs.]  --Johnson. 
 
  2.  To  declare  prohibited;  to  forbid.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  law  severly  contrabands  Our  taking  business  of 
  men's  hands.  --Hudibras. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contraband  \Con"tra*band\,  n.  [It.  contrabando;  contra  +  bando 
  ban,  proclamation:  cf  F.  contrebande  See  {Ban}  an  edict.] 
  1.  Illegal  or  prohibited  traffic. 
 
  Persons  the  most  bound  in  duty  to  prevent 
  contraband,  and  the  most  interested  in  the  seizures. 
  --Burke. 
 
  2.  Goods  or  merchandise  the  importation  or  exportation  of 
  which  is  forbidden. 
 
  3.  A  negro  slave,  during  the  Civil  War,  escaped  to  or  was 
  brought  within,  the  Union  lines.  Such  slave  was  considered 
  contraband  of  war.  [U.S.] 
 
  {Contraband  of  war},  that  which  according  to  international 
  law,  cannot  be  supplied  to  a  hostile  belligerent  except  at 
  the  risk  of  seizure  and  condemnation  by  the  aggrieved 
  belligerent.  --Wharton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  contraband 
  adj  :  distributed  or  sold  illicitly;  "the  black  economy  pays  no 
  taxes  [syn:  {bootleg},  {black},  {black-market},  {smuggled}] 
  n  :  goods  whose  importation  or  exportation  or  possession  is 
  prohibited  by  law 




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