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One entry found for contraband.
Main Entry: con·tra·band
Pronunciation: primarystresskän-trschwa-secondarystressband
Function: noun
Etymology: from Italian contrabbando "smuggling," from Latin contrabannum, literally, "against the decree or command," from contra "against" and bannum, bannus "decree"; of Germanic origin
1 : goods forbidden by law to be owned or to be brought into or out of a country
2 : smuggled goods
- contraband adjective

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