outlawry

[ out-law-ree ]
/ ˈaʊtˌlɔ ri /

noun, plural out·law·ries.

the act or process of outlawing.
the state of being outlawed.
disregard or defiance of the law: a man whose outlawry had made him a folk hero.

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Origin of outlawry

1350–1400; Middle English outlauerie < Anglo-French utlagerie, Medieval Latin utlagāria < Middle English outlage outlaw + Anglo-French -erie -ry, Medieval Latin -āria -ary

OTHER WORDS FROM outlawry

non·out·law·ry, noun, plural non·out·law·ries.
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British Dictionary definitions for outlawry

outlawry
/ (ˈaʊtˌlɔːrɪ) /

noun plural -ries

the act of outlawing or the state of being outlawed
disregard for the law
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