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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section IV. Moral Affections
1. Moral Obligations

925. [Absence of Right.] Undueness.

   NOUN:UNDUENESS &c. adj.; malum prohibitum [L.]; impropriety; illegality [See Illegality].
  falseness &c. adj.; emptiness -, invalidity- of title; illegitimacy.
  LOSS OF RIGHT, disfranchisement, forfeiture.
  ASSUMPTION, usurpation, tort [law], violation, breach, encroachment, presumption, seizure; stretch, exaction, imposition, lion’s share.
  USURPER, pretender, impostor.
   VERB:BE UNDUE &c. adj.; not be due [See Dueness].
  INFRINGE, encroach, trench on, exact; arrogate, – to oneself; give an inch and take an ell; stretch -, strain- a point; usurp, violate, do violence to; get under false pretenses, sail under false colors.
  DISENTITLE, disfranchise, disqualify; invalidate.
  relax &c. (be lax) [See Laxity]; misbehave (vice) [See Vice]; misbecome.
   ADJECTIVE:UNDUE; unlawful (illegal) [See Illegality]; unconstitutional, illicit, unauthorized, unwarranted, unallowed, unsanctioned, unjustified; disentitled, unentitled; disqualified, unqualified; unprivileged, unchartered.
  undeserved, unmerited, unearned; unfulfilled.
  forfeited, disfranchised.
  ILLEGITIMATE, bastard, spurious, false; usurped, tortious [law].
  IMPROPER; unmeet, unfit, unbefitting, unseemly, unbecoming, misbecoming, seemless [obs.]; contra bonos mores [L.]; not the thing, out of the question, not to be thought of; preposterous, pretentious, would-be.
  1. Filius nullius.
  2. An honour snatch’d with boisterous hands.—II Henry VI