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Princeton's WordNet

  1. illegitimate, illicit, outlaw(a), outlawed, unlawfuladjective

    contrary to or forbidden by law

    "an illegitimate seizure of power"; "illicit trade"; "an outlaw strike"; "unlawful measures"


  1. outlawedadjective

    put beyond the limits of the law, forbidden.

  2. outlawedadjective

    put beyond the limits of the law, made an outlaw.


  1. outlawed

    An outlaw, in its original and legal meaning, is a person declared as outside the protection of the law. In pre-modern societies, all legal protection was withdrawn from the criminal, so that anyone was legally empowered to persecute or kill them. Outlawry was thus one of the harshest penalties in the legal system. In early Germanic law, the death penalty is conspicuously absent, and outlawing is the most extreme punishment, presumably amounting to a death sentence in practice. The concept is known from Roman law, as the status of homo sacer, and persisted throughout the Middle Ages. A secondary meaning of outlaw is a person who systematically avoids capture by evasion and violence to deter capture. These meanings are related and overlapping but not necessarily identical. A fugitive who is declared outside protection of law in one jurisdiction but who receives asylum and lives openly and obedient to local laws in another jurisdiction is an outlaw in the first meaning but not the second (example - William Bankes, detailed below). A fugitive who remains formally entitled to a form of trial if captured alive but avoids capture because of high risk of conviction and severe punishment if tried is an outlaw in the second sense but not first (example - Rozsa Sandor, tried and sentenced merely to a term of imprisonment when captured.). In the common law of England, a "writ of outlawry" made the pronouncement Caput lupinum ("Let his be a wolf's head"), equating that person with a wolf in the eyes of the law. Not only was the subject deprived of all legal rights, being outside the "law", but others could kill him on sight as if he were a wolf or other wild animal. Women were declared "waived" rather than outlawed but it was effectively the same punishment.


  1. outlawed

    Outlawed refers to something or someone that has been declared as illegal, forbidden, or prohibited by law or authoritative figures. It can pertain to activities, practices, items or individuals who are considered criminals and are not protected by law.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of outlawed in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of outlawed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of outlawed in a Sentence

  1. Philip R. Zimmermann:

    If privacy is outlawed, only outlaws will have privacy.

  2. Casey Cagle:

    I think that Washington should look to Georgia for examples of conservative leadership, in Georgia, we’ve outlawed and defunded sanctuary cities, we balance our budget every single year and we’ve combatted entitlement abuse head-on with work requirements all while becoming the No. 1 state for business.

  3. Mohammad Javad Akbarein:

    In a country where music is outlawed and there is no outlet for young people to expend their energy, you have to have a replacement that is more official and without problems, the maddah are copying from rap, rock and dance music.

  4. John Gilmore:

    Truth: the most deadly weapon ever discovered by humanity. Capable of destroying entire perceptual sets, cultures, and realities. Outlawed by all governments everywhere. Possession is normally punishable by death.

  5. Edward Abbey:

    If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government --and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws.

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    money demanded for the return of a captured person
    A relocation
    B rogue
    C ransom
    D transition

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