Definition of Outlaw

1. Noun. Someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime.




2. Verb. Declare illegal; outlaw. "Marijuana is criminalized in the U.S."
Exact synonyms: Criminalise, Criminalize, Illegalise, Illegalize
Generic synonyms: Disallow, Forbid, Interdict, Nix, Prohibit, Proscribe, Veto
Specialized synonyms: Ban, Censor
Derivative terms: Crime, Outlawry
Antonyms: Decriminalise, Decriminalize, Legalize

3. Adjective. Contrary to or forbidden by law. "Unlawful measures"
Exact synonyms: Illegitimate, Illicit, Outlawed, Unlawful
Similar to: Illegal
Derivative terms: Illicitness, Unlawfulness

4. Adjective. Disobedient to or defiant of law. "Lawless bands roaming the plains"
Exact synonyms: Lawless
Similar to: Unlawful
Derivative terms: Lawlessness

Definition of Outlaw

1. n. A person excluded from the benefit of the law, or deprived of its protection.

2. v. t. To deprive of the benefit and protection of law; to declare to be an outlaw; to proscribe.

Definition of Outlaw

1. Noun. A fugitive from the law. ¹

2. Noun. A person who is excluded from normal legal rights. ¹

3. Noun. A person who operates outside established norms. ¹

4. Noun. A wild horse. ¹

5. Verb. To declare illegal ¹

6. Verb. To place a ban upon ¹

7. Verb. To remove from legal jurisdiction or enforcement. ¹

8. Verb. To deprive of legal force. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Outlaw

1. to prohibit [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: prohibit

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Outlaw

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outlaw (current term)
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outlead
outleading
outleads

Literary usage of Outlaw

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1. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1899)
"The outlaw's life is insecure. ... As to killing an outlaw, see Britton, i. 51. So late as 1328 it was argued that a plea of the dead man's outlawry was a ..."

2. Songs of the Cattle Trail and Cow Camp by John Avery Lomax (1919)
"When my leg swings 'cross on an outlaw hawse And my spurs clinch into his hide, He kin r'ar and pitch over hill and ditch, But wherever he goes I'll ride. ..."

3. A New Law Dictionary and Glossary: Containing Full Definitions of the by Alexander Mansfield Burrill (1851)
"To outlaw ; to put out of the law ; to put out of the protection of the law. ... an outlaw is, as it were, put out of the law ; he carries a wolf's head. ..."

4. Year Books of the Reign of King Edward the Third by Alfred John Horwood, Luke Owen Pike (1908)
"On the way, how- his way to ever, a rescue was effected, and the outlaw was ... The Sheriff was responsible for the body of the outlaw, and ought to have ..."

5. The Register of the Privy Council of Scotland by Scotland Privy Council (1905)
"John, called Unthank, prosecuted os a Border outlaw, 408. ... Sym, prosecuted as a Border outlaw, 408. Thomas, merchant, burgess of Edinburgh, ..."

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