- a horse that cannot be broken; a mean, intractable horse.
- any rogue animal.
verb (used with object)
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Origin of outlaw
OTHER WORDS FROM outlawself-outlaw, nounself-outlawed, adjectiveun·out·lawed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for outlaw
Since the new regulations outlawed surface expressions last year, more than two dozen have occurred in Kern County, the heart of the state’s oil industry.Oil Companies Are Profiting From Illegal Spills. And California Lets Them.|by Janet Wilson, The Desert Sun, and Lylla Younes, ProPublica|September 18, 2020|ProPublica
While the industry has grown enormously—the value of Bitcoin in circulation is now worth over $200 billion—and made inroads into traditional finance, crypto has not entirely shaken its outlaw reputation.
Nationwide, single-family zoning was created just after the Supreme Court outlawed cities from adopting zoning plans that segregated areas explicitly by race.Single-Family Zoning’s Century of Supremacy in San Diego|Andrew Keatts|August 26, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Meanwhile, Burleson also invoked the Espionage Act to ban circulation of anti-war materials and outlawed worker strikes, with Wilson’s encouragement.Trump Isn’t the First President to Use His Postmaster for Politics|Fiona Zublin|August 21, 2020|Ozy
Never mind that women were more likely than men to support outlawing booze.Suffragette City: San Diego’s Crucial Role in Getting Women the Vote|Randy Dotinga|August 6, 2020|Voice of San Diego
And yet, no one in Rio is calling for the end of the campaign to reclaim the outlaw zones of the city.
Many court watchers were expecting the justices to outlaw or seriously curtail all uses of race by government actors.Affirmative Action Lives! What Happened at the Supreme Court|Adam Winkler|June 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Once said to have been rewriting the rules of journalism, Assange has become an outlaw librarian.
Hacker wins the prime ministership by denouncing an EU plot to outlaw the British sausage.Partisanship too Far? Republicans Shouldn't Stand With Rand|David Frum|March 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In this case, both Israel and Australia outlaw spies violating their oath of service and betraying their country.
If he is a notorious spendthrift they outlaw him by means of a writ presented to the magistrate.The History of Sumatra|William Marsden
He dreaded to be forced into a position of illegality and revolt, because it would enable his enemies to outlaw him.Lectures on the French Revolution|John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
At DeBar's words the blood leaped swiftly through Philip's veins, and he laughed as he flung the outlaw's hand from his arm.Philip Steele of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police|James Oliver Curwood
While Adam was occupying the outlaw's attention, Frank had stepped behind him, and thrown his arm around his neck.Frank in the Mountains|Harry Castlemon
The outlaw was feeling that he was a leader not overthrown, these were his friends and followers, his safety was their safety too.The Prodigal Judge|Vaughan Kester