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English

Noun

Singular
contraband

Plural
-

contraband (-)
  1. any goods which are illicit or illegal to possess
  2. goods which are prohibited from being traded, smuggled goods
  3. (US) an escaped slave during the Civil War who was taken behind Union lines

Adjective

contraband (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
contraband

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. prohibited from being traded
    • 1940 - The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America: Having ... - Division of the Federal Register, the National Archives - Page 2191
    "[...] when the seizure is made in connection with a violation involving a contraband article covered by section 1 (b) (1) of the said Act; [...]"
    • 1953 - United States, United States. President, United States. Congress - United States Code Congressional and Administrative News - Page 2039
    "The exclusion of mandatory payment of moieties for seizures of contraband controlled substances is accomplished through Section 17 of the bill, [...]"
    • 1899 - Albert William Chaster - The Powers, Duties and Liabilities of Executive Officers as Between These ... - Stevens and Haynes - Page 55
    "4. Contraband goods may be seized if found in a river before they are landed or offered for sale."

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