contraband

contraband
In general, any property which is unlawful to produce or possess. Things and objects outlawed and subject to forfeiture and destruction upon seizure. Com. v. One 1958 Plymouth Sedan, 414 Pa. 540, 201 A.2d 427, 429.
Goods exported from or imported into a country against its laws. Smuggled goods. Articles, the importation or exportation of which, is prohibited by law.
See e.g. 49 U.S.C.A. No. 781.
Trafficking in contraband cigarettes is a federal crime. 18 U.S.C.A. No. 2341 et seq.
@ contraband per se
"Contraband per se" is property the mere possession of which is unlawful, while "derivative contraband" is property innocent by itself but used in perpetration of unlawful act. Com. v. Fassnacht, 246 Pa.Super. 42, 369 A.2d 800, 802.
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See also bootlegging
- derivative contraband
@ contraband of war
Certain classes of merchandise, such as arms and ammunition, which, by the rules of international law, cannot lawfully be furnished or carried by a neutral nation to either of two belligerents. If found in transit in neutral vessels, such goods may be seized and condemned for violation of neutrality
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Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • 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… …   Law dictionary

  • contraband — con‧tra‧band [ˈkɒntrəbænd ǁ ˈkɑːn ] noun [uncountable] LAW TAX goods that are brought into a country illegally, especially without tax being paid on them: • He had been accused of smuggling contraband from Brazil. • traders dealing in contraband… …   Financial and business terms

  • Contraband — Con tra*band, n. [It. contrabando; contra + bando ban, proclamation: cf. F. contrebande. See {Ban} an edict.] 1. Illegal or prohibited traffic. [1913 Webster] Persons the most bound in duty to prevent contraband, and the most interested in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Contraband — Con tra*band, a. Prohibited or excluded by law or treaty; forbidden; as, contraband goods, or trade. [1913 Webster] The contraband will always keep pace, in some measure, with the fair trade. Burke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Contraband — Cóntraband, adj. et adv. aus dem Ital. contrabando, einem Verbothe zuwider, doch nur von der verbothenen Einfuhre fremder Waaren. Contrabande Waaren, die wider das Verboth eingeführet werden, oder von denen die gesetzte Abgabe nicht entrichtet… …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • contraband — [adj] black market; unlawful banned, bootleg, bootlegged, disapproved, excluded, forbidden, hot*, illegal, illicit, interdicted, prohibited, proscribed, shut out, smuggled, taboo, unauthorized, verboten; concepts 319,545 Ant. allowed, lawful,… …   New thesaurus

  • contraband — [kän′trə band΄] n. [Sp contrabanda, a smuggling < It contrabando < contra , against + bando < ML bannum < Frank * ban, a command; akin to OE ban: see BAN1] 1. unlawful or prohibited trade 2. goods forbidden by law to be imported or… …   English World dictionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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