outlawry

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From outlaw +‎ -ry, after Anglo-Norman utlagarie, utlarie et al., and Late Latin utlagaria.

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outlawry (plural outlawries)

  1. (law, historical) A declaration that an individual cannot benefit from the protection of law in a jurisdiction. [from 14th c.]
  2. The action characteristic of an outlaw; lawlessness. [from 19th c.]
    • 1977, Alistair Horne, A Savage War of Peace, New York Review Books 2006, p. 134:
      Through this ‘passing-out ceremony’ the apprentice became both proven in reliability and bound, Faust-like, to the rebel cause by his act of outlawry.

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