outlawry


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out·law·ry

 (out′lô′rē)
n. pl. out·law·ries
1. Defiance of the law; unlawful behavior.
2. The act or process of outlawing or the state of having been outlawed.
3. A proceeding, doctrine, or condition in which one convicted of a crime is deprived of the protection of the law.

[Middle English outlauerie, from Anglo-Norman utlagerie and from Medieval Latin ūtlagāria, both from Old English ūtlaga, outlaw; see outlaw.]

outlawry

(ˈaʊtˌlɔːrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Law) the act of outlawing or the state of being outlawed
2. disregard for the law
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.outlawry - illegality as a consequence of unlawful acts; defiance of the law
illegality - unlawfulness by virtue of violating some legal statute
Translations

outlawry

[ˈaʊtlɔːrɪ] Nbandolerismo m

outlawry

nÄchtung f; (= defiance)Gesetzlosigkeit f
References in classic literature ?
These midnight hours were fateful ones to Jurgis; in them was the beginning of his rebellion, of his outlawry and his unbelief.
I tell ye, yeomen, that even those among ye who have been branded with outlawry have had from me protection; for I have pitied their miseries, and curst the oppression of their tyrannic nobles.
Another summer passed on apace, and still neither King nor Sheriff nor Bishop could catch the outlaws, who, meanwhile, thrived and prospered mightily in their outlawry.
1471 under sentence of outlawry by the victorious Edward IV.
Tom and East had during the period of their outlawry visited the farm in question for felonious purposes, and on one occasion had conquered and slain a duck there, and borne away the carcass triumphantly, hidden in their handkerchiefs.
On a dark, misty, raw morning in January, I had left a hostile roof with a desperate and embittered heart--a sense of outlawry and almost of reprobation- to seek the chilly harbourage of Lowood: that bourne so far away and unexplored.
Western dime-novel heroes might be occasionally unethical, desperadoes or even bandits, yet their righteous attention to social and cultural proprieties rather affirmed than subverted the values and norms of society thus making them the victims of injustice forced to outlawry as a means of survival in the wilder parts of the frontier.
16) Those of the border outlawry, James Wellman adds, underwent "curious deification" in popular accounts.
One of the greatest weaknesses of libertarian theory, our gut feeling tells us, is that there is no provision in it for the outlawry, not of killing animals, but of torturing them.
Outlawry at common law was the power of the king to declare a person outside the sovereign's protection--outside of the law.
The two opening lines' prosodic flirtation with technically licit outlawry is remarkable in itself: in line 68 an anapest in second position and a brazen trochee in fourth ("outlawed"); a frantic double anapest at the head of line 69.
159) Colonel Raymond Robins, a fellow proponent of the outlawry of war,