[ out-law ]
/ ˈaʊtˌlɔ /


verb (used with object)


of, relating to, or characteristic of an outlaw.

Origin of outlaw

before 1150; Middle English outlawe, Old English ūtlaga < Old Norse ūtlagi one outside the protection of the law; see out, law1

Related forms

self-out·law, nounself-out·lawed, adjectiveun·out·lawed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for outlaw


/ (ˈaʊtˌlɔː) /


(formerly) a person excluded from the law and deprived of its protection
any fugitive from the law, esp a habitual transgressor
a wild or untamed beast

verb (tr)

to put (a person) outside the law and deprive of its protection
(in the US) to deprive (a contract) of legal force
to ban
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