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Adjective
Not conforming to, permitted by, or recognized by law or rules
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“The defendant's motive should not change a lawful act into an unlawful act.”
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Unjust, dishonest, or immoral
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“… a sympathetic look at the unlawful love between a married physician and an adoring colleague.”
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Acting or done in a secret or dishonest way
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Involving or contributing to a breakdown of peaceful and law-abiding behaviour
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Born to a father and mother who are not married
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Not reasoned
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That can be used as the basis for taking action
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Wrong or faulty
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