Contraband Con"tra*band, v. t. 1. To import illegally, as prohibited goods; to smuggle. [Obs.] --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

2. To declare prohibited; to forbid. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The law severly contrabands Our taking business of men's hands. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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