Definition of contraband:
ignominious, unauthorized, fatal, bleak, smutty, black-market, inglorious, smuggled, booty, mordant, illegal, ill-gotten gains, pitch-dark, opprobrious, black, dim, pitch-black, shameful, swag, haul, blackened, grim, calamitous, sinister, prohibited from import or export, plant, disgraceful, dark, plunder, loot, fateful, bootleg, disastrous.
- "The Wars Between England and America", T. C. Smith.
- "The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent", S.M. Hussey.
Who can justify the absurd aspect presented by us before the enlightened nations of the Old World, when they find one commander in our army treating slaves as contraband of war; another declaring that they belong to their masters, to whom he returns them; and another treating them all as free.- "Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York", A. F. Warburton.