[kon-truh-band] /ˈkɒn trəˌbænd/
anything prohibited by law from being imported or exported.
goods imported or exported illegally.
illegal or prohibited trade; smuggling.
International Law. .
(during the American Civil War) a black slave who escaped to or was brought within the Union lines.
prohibited from export or import.
illegal traffic in such goods; smuggling
(international law) Also called contraband of war. goods that a neutral country may not supply to a belligerent
(during the American Civil War) a Black slave captured by the Union forces or one who escaped to the Union lines
1520s, “smuggling;” 1590s, “smuggled goods;” from Middle French contrebande “a smuggling,” from older Italian contrabando (modern contrabbando) “unlawful dealing,” from Latin contra “against” (see contra) + Medieval Latin bannum, from Frankish *ban “a command” or some other Germanic source (see ban (v.)).
Goods illegally transported across borders to avoid the payment of taxes.
[noun, adjective, verb 15–17, 21, 22 kon-trakt; verb kuh n-trakt] /noun, adjective, verb 15–17, 21, 22 ˈkɒn trækt; verb kənˈtrækt/ noun 1. an agreement between two or more parties for the doing or not doing of something specified. 2. an agreement enforceable by law. 3. the written form of such an agreement. 4. the division […]
[kuh n-trak-choo-uh l] /kənˈtræk tʃu əl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or secured by a . /kənˈtræktjʊəl/ adjective 1. of the nature of or assured by a contract adj. 1827, from Latin contractus (see contract (n.)) + -al (1).
[non-kon-truh-dik-shuh n] /ˌnɒn kɒn trəˈdɪk ʃən/ noun 1. absence or lack of .
[non-kuh n-tras-tiv] /ˌnɒn kənˈtræs tɪv/ adjective 1. not . 2. Linguistics. in complementary distribution; in free variation.