contraband NOUN 1) goods that have been imported or exported illegally. 2) trade in smuggled goods.
ADJECTIVE 1) imported or exported illegally. 2) relating to traffic in illegal goods.
DERIVATIVES contrabandist noun.
ORIGIN Italian contrabando, from contra- 'against' + bando 'proclamation, ban' .

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