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Definition of OUTLAW

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Outlaw \Out"law`\ (out"l[add]`), n. [AS. [=u]tlaga, [=u]tlah. See {Out}, and {Law}.]
     1. A person excluded from the benefit of the law, or deprived of its protection. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

     2. A person engaging habitually in criminal activity, especially theft or robbery; an habitually lawless person, especially one who is a fugitive from the law. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Outlaw \Out"law`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Outlawed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Outlawing}.] [AS. ?tlagian.] [1913 Webster]
     1. To deprive of the benefit and protection of law; to declare to be an outlaw. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

     2. To remove from legal jurisdiction or enforcement; as, to outlaw a debt or claim; to deprive of legal force. "Laws outlawed by necessity." --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

     3. To render illegal; to ban, prohibit, or proscribe under sanction of some penalty. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

196 Moby Thesaurus words for "outlaw":
     DP, Ishmael, Judas, Uitlander, abstract, actionable, against the law, alien, anarchic, anarchistic, anomic, bad guy, bad person, badman, ban, bandit, banish, bar, barbarian, betrayer, black-market, blackball, blacklist, bootleg, boycott, brigand, cast off, cast out, castaway, chargeable, chuck, clear, clear away, clear out, clear the decks, contraband, contrary to law, convict, criminal, crook, cut, cut out, debar, deceiver, declasse, delinquent, deny, deport, deracine, derelict, desperado, desperate criminal, disallow, disfellowship, displaced person, dispose of, double-dealer, eject, elide, eliminate, embargo, emigre, enjoin, eradicate, evictee, evildoer, exclude, exclude from, excommunicate, exile, expatriate, expel, expellee, extradite, felon, felonious, flawed, footpad, forbid, foreign devil, foreigner, fugitate, fugitive, gallows bird, gangster, gaolbird, get quit of, get rid of, get shut of, gringo, gunman, gunslinger, highwayman, illegal, illegitimate, illicit, impermissible, inhibit, interdict, irregular, jailbird, justiciable, lawbreaker, lawless, leper, liquidate, malefactor, malevolent, malfeasant, malfeasor, misfeasor, mobster, nonconstitutional, nonlegal, nonlicit, ostracize, outcast, outcast of society, outcaste, outlander, outlawed, outsider, pariah, persona non grata, picaroon, pick out, pirate, preclude, prevent, prohibit, proscribe, public enemy, punishable, purge, quisling, racketeer, refugee, refuse, reject, relegate, remove, renegade, repress, robber, root out, root up, rule out, rusticate, say no to, scofflaw, send away, send down, send to Coventry, shut out, sinner, snub, social outcast, spurn, stranger, strike off, strike out, suppress, swindler, taboo, the Wandering Jew, thief, throw over, throw overboard, thrust out, thug, traitor, tramontane, transgressor, transport, triable, two-timer, ultramontane, unacceptable person, unallowed, unauthorized, unconstitutional, under-the-counter, under-the-table, undesirable, unlawful, unofficial, unstatutory, untouchable, unwarrantable, unwarranted, villain, wanderer, weed out, worker of ill, wrongdoer, wrongful


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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