Pronunciation: (kon'tru-band"), [key]
1. anything prohibited by law from being imported or exported.
2. goods imported or exported illegally.
3. illegal or prohibited trade; smuggling.
4. Internat. Law.See contraband of war.
5. (during the American Civil War) a black slave who escaped to or was brought within the Union lines.
prohibited from export or import.
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