Outlawry meaning

outlôrē
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A proceeding, doctrine, or condition in which one convicted of a crime is deprived of the protection of the law.
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Defiance of the law; unlawful behavior.
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The act or process of outlawing or the state of having been outlawed.
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An outlawing or being outlawed.
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The state or condition of being an outlaw.
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Disregard or defiance of the law.
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(law, historical) A declaration that an individual cannot benefit from the protection of law in a jurisdiction. [from 14th c.]
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The action characteristic of an outlaw; lawlessness. [from 19th c.]
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Origin of outlawry

  • Middle English outlauerie from Anglo-Norman utlagerie and from Medieval Latin ūtlagāria both from Old English ūtlaga outlaw outlaw

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

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

    From Wiktionary