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Definition of contraband
goods that have been imported or exported illegally:the police looked for drugs, guns, and other contraband trade in smuggled goods:the government has declared a nationwide war on contraband (also contraband of war) goods forbidden to be supplied by neutrals to those engaged in war. (during the US Civil War) a black slave who escaped or was transported across Union lines.
imported or exported illegally, either in defiance of a total ban or without payment of duty:contraband drug shipments relating to traffic in illegal goods:the contraband market