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contraband


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contraband
     1. n. any goods which are illicit or illegal to possess
     2. n. goods which are prohibited from being traded, smuggled goods
     3. n. (, US, historical) A black slave during the American Civil War who had escaped to, or been captured by, Union forces.
     4. adj. prohibited from being traded
     5. v. (obsolete) To import illegally; to smuggle.
     6. v. (obsolete) To declare prohibited; to forbid.

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More contraband of war, I suppose. 

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