contraband definition

  • noun:
    • products prohibited for legal reasons or treaty from being brought in or shipped.
    • Illegal traffic in contraband; smuggling.
    • Smuggled products.
    • merchandise which may be seized and confiscated by a belligerent if sent to some other belligerent by a neutral.
    • An escaped slave during Civil War just who fled to or ended up being taken behind Union lines.
    • any items which are illicit or illegal to own
    • products that are restricted from being exchanged, smuggled products
    • A black slave during the US Civil War who'd escaped to, or already been grabbed by, Union forces.
    • prohibited or restricted traffic.
    • products or merchandise the importation or exportation of which is forbidden.
    • A negro servant, during Civil War, escaped to, or ended up being brought within, the Union outlines. These types of slave was considered contraband of war.
    • Illegal or prohibited traffic.
    • Everything for legal reasons prohibited is imported or exported.
    • in america, during the civil war, a negro servant, specially an escaped or a captured servant: so called from a choice of General B. F. Butler, in 1861, that slaves getting into his outlines or captured were contraband of war, therefore subject to confiscation.
    • goods whose importation or exportation or control is restricted by law
  • adjective:
    • Prohibited from becoming brought in or exported.
    • prohibited from becoming exchanged
    • Prohibited or omitted legally or pact; forbidden.
    • distributed or sold illicitly
  • verb:
    • To transfer illegally; to smuggle.
    • To declare forbidden; to forbid.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To transfer illegally, as forbidden items; to smuggle.
    • To declare prohibited; to forbid.
  • others:
    • Prohibited or omitted by proclamation, law, or treaty.
    • To declare forbidden; forbid.
    • To transfer illegally, as forbidden products; smuggle.

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