outlaw

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English outlaue (banished), Old English ūtlaga (outlaw).

Noun[edit]

outlaw (plural outlaws)

  1. A fugitive from the law.
  2. A person who is excluded from normal legal rights.
  3. A person who operates outside established norms.
    The main character of the play was a bit of an outlaw who refused to shake hands or say thank you.
  4. A wild horse.
  5. (humorous) An in-law: a relative by marriage.

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  • (person that operates outside established norms): anti-hero

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Verb[edit]

outlaw (third-person singular simple present outlaws, present participle outlawing, simple past and past participle outlawed)

  1. To declare illegal
  2. To place a ban upon
  3. To remove from legal jurisdiction or enforcement.
    to outlaw a debt or claim
  4. To deprive of legal force.
    Laws outlawed by necessity. — Fuller.

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