How to use Unlawful in a sentence
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A vast intended meeting was proclaimed unlawful, and in October 1843 O'Connell was arrested and held to bail, with ten or twelve of his principal followers.
Between 1606 and 1618 various attempts were made under English and Episcopal influence, by assemblies afterwards declared unlawful, to set aside the "Book of Common Order."
The Danish governor-general then dissolved the assembly, but Jon SigurOsson and all the members with him protested to the king against these unlawful proceedings.
In Mary's reign (1555) the licences were withdrawn, the queen or her advisers deeming the game an excuse for "unlawful assemblies, conventicles, seditions and conspiracies."Advertisement
The lust of unlawful gain had infected the Frankish blood, as it seems to have infected England during the Hundred Years' War; and in either case nemesis infallibly came.
In January 1815 Portuguese subjects were prohibited from prosecuting the trade north of the equator, and the term after which the traffic should be everywhere unlawful was fixed to end on the 21st of January 1823, but was afterwards extended to February 1830; England paid £300,000 as a compensation to the Portuguese.
It is unlawful to carry a loaded shotgun in a public place without reasonable excuse.
Recognizing that slavery was a state institution, with which the Federal government had no authority to interfere, he contended that slavery could only exist by a specific state enactment, that therefore slavery in the District of Columbia and in the Territories was unlawful and should be abolished, that the coastwise slave-trade in vessels flying the national flag, like the international slave-trade, should be rigidly suppressed, and that Congress had no power to pass any act which in any way could be construed as a recognition of slavery as a national institution.
Usually humane and generous, he sought to relieve the people of the excessive taxation and to secure them against unlawful exactions.Advertisement
But also we are drawn by the faults of our heretical opponents to do things unlawful, to scale heights inaccessible, to speak out what is unspeakable, to presume where we ought not.
They are also protected from unlawful deductions from their salary.
The inquest jury recorded a unanimous verdict of unlawful killing in March 1998.
At a later inquest the jury returned a verdict of unlawful killing.
The sale of liquor on Sunday or between one o'clock and five o'clock in the morning of any other day is unlawful.Advertisement
Among causes for absolute divorce are adultery, desertion for one year, habitual drunkenness for one year, cruelty, ungovernable temper, physical incapacity at time of marriage, and the joining by either party of any religious sect which regards marriage as unlawful.
The right of a private company to make prizes was hotly contested in Holland, and denied by the stricter religionists, especially the Mennonites, who considered all war unlawful.
A little of what is lawful will be abundantly blessed, and abundance of what is unlawful will be wasted.
If the United States can decide when captured individuals are " unlawful combatants " why can't others do the same, or worse?
Justification There is no unlawful conduct where less favorable treatment or a failure to take reasonable steps is justified.Advertisement
Thus, the present system remains intact and there is unlikely to be a flood of claims for wrongful conviction or unlawful detention.
Gibbons, who the court heard had previous convictions for violence, admitted unlawful wounding on the first day of his trial last month.
In October 2006 the law will be amended to include unlawful discrimination on the ground of age.
He is still the leader of an unlawful organization and a wanted fugitive.
We have no hesitancy in holding that the killing of members of the population in reprisal without judicial sanction is itself unlawful.Advertisement
It will be unlawful for a union to pay their fines or otherwise indemnify them 18.
An assault is committed when a person intentionally or recklessly causes another to apprehend the immediate infliction of unlawful force.
The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 created a new offense of unlawful interception of communications on a private network.
Roman Polanski had pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13 year old girl in 1977.
Whether or not a particular scheme constitutes an unlawful lottery is a matter which only a court can define authoritatively.
It is unlawful to treat part-timers less favorably than full-timers, unless you can justify the different treatment on objective grounds.
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And when any envisaged use of force is unlawful, then any stated readiness to use such force is also a prohibited threat.
Home health care unlawful rebates had told him about those with one.
Nevertheless we will continue to express our burning resentment of unlawful imprisonment without trial under a tough prison regime.
From October 2006, compulsory retirement below age 65 is unlawful you would need to justify any enforced retirements below that age.
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However, the intentional taking of life is already unlawful throughout the UK under the laws of homicide.
The OFT ruling in any case is spearate from the laws already in place that render these charges unlawful.
The assessment of necessity must be made at the time the decision is made to commit the otherwise unlawful act.
To address any creation by such a name, is therefore unlawful.
Was this oversight of such severity as to require the entire project being declared unlawful?
Discrimination on the grounds of age will become unlawful from October 2006.
However, it was ruled unlawful by a German court on the grounds of being anti-competitive  .
The police officers involved then attempted to get the unlawful killing verdict overturned, but failed.
In 1661 the lords justices forbade all unlawful assemblies, and in these they included meetings of presbytery as exercising ecclesiastical jurisdiction not warranted by the law.
Much of the improvement in the lot of the wage-earners has been due to the Labour organizations, yet so late as 1881 these organizations were of so little account, politically, that when the law relating to trades unions was passed in New South Wales, the English law was followed, and it was simply enacted that the purposes of any trades union shall not be deemed unlawful (so as to render a member liable to criminal prosecution for conspirac y or otherwise) merely by reason that they are in restraint of trade.
The adoption of automatic couplers was stimulated in some degree by laws enacted by the various states and by the United States; and the Safety Appliance Act passed by Congress in 1893 made it unlawful for railways to permit to be hauled on their lines after the ist of January 1898 any car used for interstate commerce that was not equipped with couplers which coupled automatically by impact, and which could be uncoupled without the necessity for men going in between the ends of the cars.
Now by the Malicious Damage Act 1861 the unlawful and malicious destroying or damaging any picture, statue, monument or other memorial of the dead, painted glass or other monument or work of art, in any church, chapel, meeting-place or other place of divine worship is a misdemeanour punishable by imprisonment for six months, and in the case of a male under the age of sixteen years with whipping.
As he informed Gilbert Sheldon, then warden of All Souls, in a letter, he was fully resolved on two points - that to say that the Fourth Commandment is a law of God appertaining to Christians is false and unlawful, and that the damnatory clauses in the Athanasian Creed are most false, and in a high degree presumptuous and schismatical.
A girl or young woman cannot be prosecuted for having unlawful sexual intercourse at any age.
It is unlawful for a woman to have sexual intercourse with a boy under the age of 16, regardless of his having consented.
Now such public service is in danger of becoming unlawful in the topsy-turvy world of British politics.
This would be unlawful eviction, which is a criminal offense.
Instead he offers us a linguistic and legal leap into the unknown, describing them as ' unlawful combatants '.
It is unlawful to treat disabled people less favorably than non-disabled people.
It is unlawful to refuse someone a job because they are pregnant.
However, it was ruled unlawful by a German court on the grounds of being anti-competitive [5 ].
The law makes sexual harassment - and harassment on the ground of sex - explicitly unlawful in employment or vocational training.
Under the DDA it is now unlawful for an employer to operate blanket bans on the recruitment of people with diabetes.
This section states that it is unlawful for a public authority to act in a way, which is incompatible with a Convention Right.
Management It is unlawful for a person managing any premises to discriminate against disabled people occupying those premises.
If any part of our terms is found to be unlawful it shall not affect the validity of the remainder.
Even if fireworks are legal in your state, shooting them off may be unlawful in the municipality where you live.
The judicial system also uses drug screening on occasion to test those who are on probation after taking part in some sort of unlawful offense.
After failing to appear in court he ended up paying a $500 fine for unlawful smoking.
Although P2P programs themselves aren't unlawful, downloading and sharing copywritten music is.
An antitrust law of 1907 makes it unlawful for any corporation controlling within the state the sale of 50% of an article to raise or lower the price of that article with the intention of injuring a competitor.
Oaths and the taking of life were absolutely forbidden; hence the magistracy and the army were for the Mennonite unlawful callings; but magistrates were to be obeyed in all things not prohibited by Scripture.
Among the grounds for a divorce are adultery, impotency, extreme cruelty, conviction of a crime punishable in the state with imprisonment for more than a year and actual imprisonment under such conviction, treatment seriously injuring the health or endangering the reason, wilful desertion for three years, or joining a religious sect or society which professes to believe the relation of husband and wife unlawful, and conduct in accordance therewith for six months.
It does not follow, however, that a custom which has ceased to exist is of necessity forbidden, nor even that what was rejected by the authorities of the English Church in the 16th century is so explicitly forbidden as to be unlawful under its existing system; and not a few facts have to be taken into account in any investigation of the question.
To join in prayer with any one not a member of the denomination was regarded as unlawful, and even to eat or drink with one who had been excommunicated was held to be wrong.
If any person makes an agreement for the withdrawal of a petition in consideration of a money payment, or of the promise that the seat shall be vacated or another petition withdrawn, or omits to state in his affidavit that he has made an agreement, lawful or unlawful, for the withdrawal, he is guilty of an indictable misdemeanour.
The pursuit thus stigmatized as unlawful is one of great antiquity, and one which in ancient and medieval times had an extensive though now almost forgotten literature.
He was one of the signers of the White Plains protest of April 1775 against "all unlawful congresses and committees," in many other ways proved himself a devoted loyalist, and wrote the Free Thoughts on the Proceedings of the Continental Congress (1774) by "A.
Firmly seated upon the throne Charles renounced the covenants, which in 1662 were declared unlawful oaths, and were to be abjured by all persons holding public offices.
By it private war was declared unlawful, except in cases where justice could not be obtained; a chief justiciar was appointed for the Empire; all tolls and mints erected since the death of Henry VI.
The marriage of his parents, who were second cousins, was dissolved as unlawful by the pope, but the legitimacy of the children was recognized.
We are told by Dr Derham in his Life of Ray that the reason of his refusal "was not (as some have imagined) his having taken the ` Solemn League and Covenant,' for that he never did, and often declared that he ever thought it an unlawful oath; but he said he could not declare for those that had taken the oath that no obligation lay upon them, but feared there might."
Ridsdale, 1876 (1 P. & D., 316), a metal crucifix on the centre of the chancel screen was declared illegal as being in danger of being used superstitiously, and in the same case pictures or rather coloured reliefs representing the "Stations of the Cross" were ordered to be removed on the ground that they had been erected without a faculty, and were also considered unlawful by Lord Penzance as connected with certain superstitious devotion authorized by the Roman church.
A series of synods, from the early 12th century onwards, declared such marriages to be not only unlawful, but null and void in themselves.
Section 2 of the act provides that no entire horse being above the age of two years, and not being of the height of 15 " handfulls," shall be put to graze on any common or waste land in certain counties; any one was to be at liberty to seize a horse of unlawful height, and those whose duty it was to measure horses, but who refused to do so, were to be fined 40s.
The working of children under twelve years of age in any factory or manufacturing establishment is unlawful, the working of children between the ages of twelve and thirteen in such places is allowed only on condition that they be employed as apprentices and have attended school for at least four months during the preceding year; and no boy or girl under fourteen is to work in such places during night time.
It was declared to be unlawful for the regent to make war or peace, or ratify any treaty with any foreign power, or prorogue, adjourn or dissolve any parliament without the consent of the majority of the council of regency, or give her assent to any bill for repealing or varying the Act of Settlement, the Act of Uniformity, or the Act of the Scottish parliament for securing the Protestant religion and Presbyterian church government in Scotland (1707, c. 6).
For holding an unlawful meeting and refusing to participate quietly in the public service they were fined, imprisoned and otherwise maltreated.
How far the Christian feeling of the 4th and 5th centuries was from being settled in favour of the employment of the fine arts is shown by such a case as that of Eusebius of Caesarea, who, in reply to a request of Constantia, sister of Constantine, for a picture of Christ, wrote that it was unlawful to possess images pretending to represent the Saviour either in his divine or in his human nature, and added that to avoid the reproach of idolatry he had actually taken away from a lady friend the pictures of Paul and of Christ which she had.
New provisions were introduced for the preservation of the peace - unlawful castles were to be destroyed - while others were directed towards making the administration of justice by the visiting justices less burdensome.