Non-contraband



[kon-truh-band] /ˈkɒn trəˌbænd/

noun
1.
anything prohibited by law from being imported or exported.
2.
goods imported or exported illegally.
3.
illegal or prohibited trade; smuggling.
4.
International Law. .
5.
(during the American Civil War) a black slave who escaped to or was brought within the Union lines.
adjective
6.
prohibited from export or import.
/ˈkɒntrəˌbænd/
noun
1.

2.
illegal traffic in such goods; smuggling
3.
(international law) Also called contraband of war. goods that a neutral country may not supply to a belligerent
4.
(during the American Civil War) a Black slave captured by the Union forces or one who escaped to the Union lines
adjective
5.
(of goods)

n.

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.

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