From outlaw + -ry, after Anglo-Norman utlagarie, utlarie et al., and Late Latin utlagaria.
outlawry (countable and uncountable, plural outlawries)
- (law, historical) A declaration that an individual cannot benefit from the protection of law in a jurisdiction. [from 14th c.]
- The state of being 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.
declaration removing someone from protection of law