contraband
con·tra·band /'kän-trə-ˌband/ n [Italian contrabbando act of smuggling, from contra - against + bando edict, law]: property that is unlawfully produced, possessed, or transported
contraband per se: property that is in and of itself unlawful to possess, produce, or transport
derivative contraband: property that is unlawful because it is used in committing an unlawful act

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

contraband
I noun banned goods, bootlegged commerce, bootlegged goods, bootlegged trade, bootlegged traffic, captured goods, confiscated goods, confiscated property, embargoed goods, goods exported illegally, goods imported illegally, goods subject to confiscation, goods subject to seizure, illegal property, illegal traffic, illegally exported goods, illegally imported goods, illicit gains, merces vetitae, poached trade, poached traffic, prohibited articles, prohibited import, restricted goods, seized articles, seized goods, smuggled commerce, smuggled goods, smuggled trade, smuggled traffic, stolen article, stolen goods, swag associated concepts: contraband articles, contraband goods II index impermissible, unlawful

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


contraband
n.
Illegal goods; goods that are illegal to possess, such as narcotics or counterfeit money.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


contraband
Property that is illegal to possess, produce, distribute, or transport.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


contraband
n.
1 Any goods that are unlawful to possess, sell or otherwise distribute or transport, or whose very existence is illegal.
2 Smuggled goods.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


contraband
Any property that it is illegal to produce or possess. Smuggled goods that are imported into or exported from a country in violation of its laws.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


contraband
Any property that it is illegal to produce or possess. Smuggled goods that are imported into or exported from a country in violation of its laws.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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