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Webster 1913 Edition


Outlaw

Out′lawˊ

(out′la̤ˊ)
,
Noun.
[AS.
ūtlaga
,
ūtlah
. See
Out
, and
Law
.]
1.
A person excluded from the benefit of the law, or deprived of its protection.
Blackstone.

Out′lawˊ

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Outlawed
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Outlawing
.]
[AS.
[GREEK]tlagian
.]
1.
To deprive of the benefit and protection of law; to declare to be an outlaw.
Blackstone.
2.
To remove from legal jurisdiction or enforcement;
as, to
outlaw
a debt or claim
; to deprive of legal force.
“Laws outlawed by necessity.”
Fuller.

Webster 1828 Edition


Outlaw

OUT'LAW

,
Noun.
A person excluded from the benefit of the law, or deprived of its protection. Formerly any person might kill an outlaw; but it is now held unlawful for any person to put to death an outlaw, except the sheriff, who has a warrant for that purpose.

OUT'LAW

,
Verb.
T.
To deprive of the benefit and protection of law; to proscribe.

Definition 2021


outlaw

outlaw

English

Noun

outlaw (plural outlaws)

  1. A fugitive from the law.
  2. A person who is excluded from normal legal rights.
  3. A person who operates outside established norms.
    The main character of the play was a bit of an outlaw who refused to shake hands or say thank you.
  4. A wild horse.
  5. (humorous) An in-law: a relative by marriage.

Synonyms

  • (person that operates outside established norms): anti-hero

Translations

Verb

outlaw (third-person singular simple present outlaws, present participle outlawing, simple past and past participle outlawed)

  1. To declare illegal
  2. To place a ban upon
  3. To remove from legal jurisdiction or enforcement.
    to outlaw a debt or claim
  4. To deprive of legal force.
    Laws outlawed by necessity. Fuller.

Translations