Outlaw definition

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A habitual or notorious criminal who is a fugitive from the law.
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To deprive (one declared to be a criminal fugitive) of the protection of the law.
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A person who is excluded from normal legal rights.
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A fierce or uncontrollable horse or other animal.
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To place under a ban; prohibit.

Outlawed smoking in the house.

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(historical) A person declared by a court of law to be deprived of legal rights and protection, generally for the commission of some crime: the killing of such a person was not a legal offense.
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(historical) To declare to be an outlaw.
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To declare unlawful or illegal.
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To bar, or ban.
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A fugitive from the law.
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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.

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(humorous) An in-law: a relative by marriage.
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To declare illegal.
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To place a ban upon.
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To remove from legal jurisdiction or enforcement.

To outlaw a debt or claim.

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To deprive of legal force.

Laws outlawed by necessity. "” Fuller.

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The definition of an outlaw is a person who has broken the law and is on the run or wanted.

Al Capone was an example of an outlaw.

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Outlaw is to ban something or make something illegal.

An example of outlaw is when the government made it illegal to use marijuana.

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A person excluded from normal legal protection and rights.
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A wild or vicious horse or other animal.
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A fugitive from the law.
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A habitual criminal.
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A rebel; a nonconformist.

A social outlaw.

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To declare illegal.

Outlawed the sale of firearms.

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In the U.S., to remove the legal force of (contracts, etc.)
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
outlaw
Plural:
outlaws

Origin of outlaw

  • Middle English outlaue from Old English ūtlaga from Old Norse ūtlagi from ūtlagr outlawed, banished ūt out ud- in Indo-European roots lög law legh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English outlaue (“banished"), Old English Å«tlaga (“outlaw").

    From Wiktionary