- contra dance,
- contra-guide rudder,
- contraband of war,
Origin of contraband
Examples from the Web for non-contraband
What, then, is to be done with a cargo of non-contraband goods detained under the declaration?
- goods that are prohibited by law from being exported or imported
- illegally imported or exported goods
- forbidden by law from being imported or exported
- illegally imported or exported
Word Origin for contraband
1520s, "smuggling;" 1590s, "smuggled goods;" from Middle French contrebande "a smuggling," from older Italian contrabando (modern contrabbando) "unlawful dealing," from Latin contra "against" (see contra) + Medieval Latin bannum, from Frankish *ban "a command" or some other Germanic source (see ban (v.)).
Goods illegally transported across borders to avoid the payment of taxes.