Definitions for outlawry

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a lawless person or habitual criminal, esp. one who is a fugitive from the law.

  2. a person, group, etc., excluded from the benefits or protection of the law.

  3. a person or group that has been banned or restricted.

  4. a person who rebels against established rules or practices; nonconformist.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  5. Western U.S. a horse that cannot be broken. any rogue animal.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Dialect

  6. (v.t.)to make unlawful or illegal.

  7. to deprive of the benefits and protection of the law.

  8. to prohibit:

    to outlaw smoking in a theater.

  9. to remove from legal jurisdiction.

  10. (adj.)of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an outlaw.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of outlaw:

bef. 1150; OE ūtlaga < ON ūtlagi one outside the protection of the law


Princeton's WordNet

  1. lawlessness, outlawry(noun)

    illegality as a consequence of unlawful acts; defiance of the law


  1. outlawry(Noun)

    A declaration that an individual cannot benefit from the protection of law in a jurisdiction.


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