outlaw

[out-law]

noun

verb (used with object)

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of an outlaw.

Nearby words

  1. outlaid,
  2. outland,
  3. outlander,
  4. outlandish,
  5. outlast,
  6. outlaw strike,
  7. outlawry,
  8. outlay,
  9. outleap,
  10. outlet

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 formsself-out·law, nounself-out·lawed, adjectiveun·out·lawed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for outlawed

outlaw

noun

(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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Word Origin and History for outlawed
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