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out·law

 (out′lô′)
n.
1.
a. A fugitive from the law.
b. A habitual criminal.
c. A rebel; a nonconformist: a social outlaw.
2. A person excluded from normal legal protection and rights.
3. A wild or vicious horse or other animal.
tr.v. out·lawed, out·law·ing, out·laws
1. To declare illegal: outlawed the sale of firearms.
2. To place under a ban; prohibit: outlawed smoking in the house.
3. To deprive (one declared to be a criminal fugitive) of the protection of the law.

[Middle English outlaue, from Old English ūtlaga, from Old Norse ūtlagi, from ūtlagr, outlawed, banished : ūt, out; see ud- in Indo-European roots + lög, law; see legh- in Indo-European roots.]

out′law′ adj.
Word History: The word outlaw brings to mind the cattle rustlers and gunslingers of the Wild West, but it comes to us from a much earlier time, when guns were not yet invented but cattle stealing was. Outlaw can be traced back to the Old Norse word ūtlagr, "outlawed, banished," made up of ūt, "out," and lög, "law." An ūtlagi (derived from ūtlagr) was someone outside the protection of the law. The Scandinavians, who invaded and settled in England during the 8th through the 11th century, gave us the Old English word ūtlaga, which designated someone who because of criminal acts had to give up his property to the crown and could be killed without recrimination. The legal status of the outlaw became less severe over the course of the Middle Ages. However, the looser use of the word to designate criminals in general, which arose in Middle English, lives on in tales of the Wild West.

outlaw

(ˈaʊtˌlɔː)
n
1. (Law) (formerly) a person excluded from the law and deprived of its protection
2. (Law) any fugitive from the law, esp a habitual transgressor
3. (Law) a wild or untamed beast
vb (tr)
4. (Law) to put (a person) outside the law and deprive of its protection
5. (Law) (in the US) to deprive (a contract) of legal force
6. (Law) to ban

out•law

(ˈaʊtˌlɔ)
n.
1. a lawless person or habitual criminal, esp. one who is a fugitive from the law.
2. a person, group, etc., excluded from the benefits or protection of the law.
3. a person or group that has been banned or restricted.
4. a person who rebels against established rules or practices; nonconformist.
5. Western U.S.
a. a horse that cannot be broken.
b. any rogue animal.
v.t.
6. to make unlawful or illegal.
7. to deprive of the benefits and protection of the law.
8. to prohibit: to outlaw smoking in a theater.
9. to remove from legal jurisdiction.
adj.
10. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an outlaw.
[before 1150; Old English ūtlaga < Old Norse ūtlagi one outside the protection of the law]
out′law`ry, n., pl. -ries.

outlaw


Past participle: outlawed
Gerund: outlawing

Imperative
outlaw
outlaw
Present
I outlaw
you outlaw
he/she/it outlaws
we outlaw
you outlaw
they outlaw
Preterite
I outlawed
you outlawed
he/she/it outlawed
we outlawed
you outlawed
they outlawed
Present Continuous
I am outlawing
you are outlawing
he/she/it is outlawing
we are outlawing
you are outlawing
they are outlawing
Present Perfect
I have outlawed
you have outlawed
he/she/it has outlawed
we have outlawed
you have outlawed
they have outlawed
Past Continuous
I was outlawing
you were outlawing
he/she/it was outlawing
we were outlawing
you were outlawing
they were outlawing
Past Perfect
I had outlawed
you had outlawed
he/she/it had outlawed
we had outlawed
you had outlawed
they had outlawed
Future
I will outlaw
you will outlaw
he/she/it will outlaw
we will outlaw
you will outlaw
they will outlaw
Future Perfect
I will have outlawed
you will have outlawed
he/she/it will have outlawed
we will have outlawed
you will have outlawed
they will have outlawed
Future Continuous
I will be outlawing
you will be outlawing
he/she/it will be outlawing
we will be outlawing
you will be outlawing
they will be outlawing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been outlawing
you have been outlawing
he/she/it has been outlawing
we have been outlawing
you have been outlawing
they have been outlawing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been outlawing
you will have been outlawing
he/she/it will have been outlawing
we will have been outlawing
you will have been outlawing
they will have been outlawing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been outlawing
you had been outlawing
he/she/it had been outlawing
we had been outlawing
you had been outlawing
they had been outlawing
Conditional
I would outlaw
you would outlaw
he/she/it would outlaw
we would outlaw
you would outlaw
they would outlaw
Past Conditional
I would have outlawed
you would have outlawed
he/she/it would have outlawed
we would have outlawed
you would have outlawed
they would have outlawed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crimeoutlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
accessary, accessory - someone who helps another person commit a crime
arsonist, firebug, incendiary - a criminal who illegally sets fire to property
blackmailer, extortioner, extortionist - a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them
bootlegger, moonshiner - someone who makes or sells illegal liquor
briber, suborner - someone who pays (or otherwise incites) you to commit a wrongful act
coconspirator, conspirator, machinator, plotter - a member of a conspiracy
desperado, desperate criminal - a bold outlaw (especially on the American frontier)
fugitive from justice, fugitive - someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice
gangster, mobster - a criminal who is a member of gang
highbinder - a corrupt politician
highjacker, hijacker - someone who uses force to take over a vehicle (especially an airplane) in order to reach an alternative destination
hood, hoodlum, punk, strong-armer, thug, toughie, goon, tough - an aggressive and violent young criminal
gaolbird, jail bird, jailbird - a criminal who has been jailed repeatedly
abductor, kidnaper, kidnapper, snatcher - someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)
mafioso - a member of the Mafia crime syndicate in the United States
gangster's moll, gun moll, moll - the girlfriend of a gangster
liquidator, manslayer, murderer - a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)
principal - (criminal law) any person involved in a criminal offense, regardless of whether the person profits from such involvement
parolee, probationer - someone released on probation or on parole
drug dealer, drug peddler, drug trafficker, peddler, pusher - an unlicensed dealer in illegal drugs
racketeer - someone who commits crimes for profit (especially one who obtains money by fraud or extortion)
raper, rapist - someone who forces another to have sexual intercourse
habitual criminal, recidivist, repeater - someone who is repeatedly arrested for criminal behavior (especially for the same criminal behavior)
scofflaw - one who habitually ignores the law and does not answer court summonses
contrabandist, moon curser, moon-curser, runner, smuggler - someone who imports or exports without paying duties
stealer, thief - a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it
traitor, treasonist - someone who betrays his country by committing treason
law offender, lawbreaker, violator - someone who violates the law
Verb1.outlaw - declare illegal; outlaw; "Marijuana is criminalized in the U.S."
nix, prohibit, proscribe, disallow, forbid, interdict, veto - command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans"
ban, censor - forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)
Adj.1.outlaw - contrary to or forbidden by lawoutlaw - contrary to or forbidden by law; "an illegitimate seizure of power"; "illicit trade"; "an outlaw strike"; "unlawful measures"
illegal - prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules; "an illegal chess move"
2.outlaw - disobedient to or defiant of law; "lawless bands roaming the plains"
unlawful - contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law; "unlawful measures"; "unlawful money"; "unlawful hunters"

outlaw

verb
1. ban, bar, veto, forbid, condemn, exclude, embargo, suppress, prohibit, banish, disallow, proscribe, make illegal, interdict, criminalize The German government has outlawed some fascist groups.
ban support, allow, approve, permit, sanction, consent, endorse, authorize, legalise
2. banish, excommunicate, ostracize, put a price on (someone's) head He should be outlawed for his crimes against the state.
noun
1. (History) bandit, criminal, thief, crook, robber, fugitive, outcast, delinquent, felon, highwayman, desperado, marauder, brigand, lawbreaker, footpad (archaic) a band of desperate outlaws

outlaw

verb
Translations
خارِج عن القانون، مُخالِف للقانون
erklære for fredløsfredløs
betyártörvényen kívülinek nyílvánít
gera útlæganútlagi
įstatymo neginamas asmuopaskelbti už įstatymo ribųuždrausti įstatymu
cilvēks ārpus likumapasludināt ārpus likuma
človek mimo zákonapostaviť mimo zákona
canikanun kaçağıyasa dışı ilân etmek

outlaw

[ˈaʊtlɔː]
A. N (= fugitive) → prófugo/a m/f, fugitivo/a m/f; (= bandit) → bandido/a m/f, matrero/a m/f (Andes, S. Cone); (in Westerns) → forajido/a m/f
B. VTproscribir; [+ drug etc] → ilegalizar; [+ practice etc] → declarar ilegal

outlaw

[ˈaʊtlɔː]
nhors-la-loi mf inv
vt
[+ practice] → proscrire
to be outlawed → être proscrit
[+ person] → mettre hors la loi outlaw regime, outlaw stateoutlaw regime nrégime m hors la loioutlaw state nétat m hors la loi

outlaw

nGeächtete(r) mf; (in Western etc) → Bandit m; to declare somebody an outlawjdn ächten
vtächten; newspaper, action etcfür ungesetzlich erklären, verbieten

outlaw

[ˈaʊtˌlɔː]
1. nfuorilegge m/f inv
2. vt (person, practice) → bandire

outlaw

(ˈautloː) noun
a criminal, especially one who is punished by being refused the protection of the law.
verb
to make (someone) an outlaw.
References in classic literature ?
Thus we seem to see that, as regarded Hester Prynne, the whole seven years of outlaw and ignominy had been little other than a preparation for this very hour.
If I could have seen my mother alone, I should have gone down on my knees to her and besought her forgiveness; but I saw no one, Miss Murdstone excepted, during the whole time - except at evening prayers in the parlour; to which I was escorted by Miss Murdstone after everybody else was placed; where I was stationed, a young outlaw, all alone by myself near the door; and whence I was solemnly conducted by my jailer, before any one arose from the devotional posture.
I was not related to the outlaw, or connected with him by any recognizable tie; he had put his hand to no writing or settlement in my favour before his apprehension, and to do so now would be idle.
So courteous an outlaw as he was one Was never none else found.
He would have nothing to do with other people, but led the life of an outlaw.
In a recent work, we related the circumstance of a white man named Rose, an outlaw, and a designing vagabond, who acted as guide and interpreter to Mr.
You are still young--you might be the youngest of my own children--still you have spoken wisely and have counselled the chief of the Achaeans not without discretion; nevertheless I am older than you and I will tell you everything; therefore let no man, not even King Agamemnon, disregard my saying, for he that foments civil discord is a clanless, hearthless outlaw.
In short, my friends, he has set an example of rebellion to the laws, and has become a kind of outlaw.
Timour - he Whom the astonished people saw Striding o'er empires haughtily A diadem'd outlaw -
Morton moved toward the window immediately in front of them, where the hidden outlaw had just snuffed the candle; Nolan, a little farther westward to the next window; while Wilson, followed by Macbride with the ladder, went round to the two windows at the back.
Again to Muscari's artistic eye it seemed scarcely like the capture of a great outlaw at bay.
What connexion can there be between the place in Lincolnshire, the house in town, the Mercury in powder, and the whereabout of Jo the outlaw with the broom, who had that distant ray of light upon him when he swept the churchyard-step?