non-contraband









non-contraband


noun

  1. anything prohibited by law from being imported or exported.
  2. goods imported or exported illegally.
  3. illegal or prohibited trade; smuggling.
  4. International Law. contraband of war.
  5. (during the American Civil War) a black slave who escaped to or was brought within the Union lines.

adjective

  1. prohibited from export or import.

noun

    1. goods that are prohibited by law from being exported or imported
    2. illegally imported or exported goods
  1. illegal traffic in such goods; smuggling
  2. Also called: contraband of war international law goods that a neutral country may not supply to a belligerent
  3. (during the American Civil War) a Black slave captured by the Union forces or one who escaped to the Union lines

adjective

  1. (of goods)
    1. forbidden by law from being imported or exported
    2. illegally imported or exported

n.1520s, “smuggling;” 1590s, “smuggled goods;” from Middle French contrebande “a smuggling,” from older Italian contrabando (modern contrabbando) “unlawful dealing,” from Latin contra “against” (see contra) + Medieval Latin bannum, from Frankish *ban “a command” or some other Germanic source (see ban (v.)). Goods illegally transported across borders to avoid the payment of taxes.

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