noun see outlaw II

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  • outlawry — index banishment, criminality, lynch law, prohibition Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Outlawry — Out law ry, n.; pl. {Outlawries}. 1. The act of outlawing; the putting a man out of the protection of law, or the process by which a man (as an absconding criminal) is deprived of that protection. [1913 Webster] 2. The state of being an outlaw.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • outlawry — [out′lô΄rē] n. pl. outlawries 1. an outlawing or being outlawed 2. the state or condition of being an outlaw 3. disregard or defiance of the law …   English World dictionary

  • outlawry — /owt law ree/, n., pl. outlawries. 1. the act or process of outlawing. 2. the state of being outlawed. 3. disregard or defiance of the law: a man whose outlawry had made him a folk hero. [1350 1400; ME outlauerie < AF utlagerie, ML utlagaria < ME …   Universalium

  • outlawry — In old English law, a process by which a defendant or person in contempt on a civil or criminal process was declared an outlaw. If for treason or felony, it amounted to conviction and attainder. In the United States, the process of outlawry seems …   Black's law dictionary

  • outlawry — outlaw ► NOUN 1) a fugitive from the law. 2) historical a person deprived of the benefit and protection of the law. ► VERB 1) make illegal; ban. 2) historical deprive of the benefit and protection of the law. DERIVATIVES outlawry no …   English terms dictionary

  • outlawry — noun A declaration that an individual cannot benefit from the protection of law in a jurisdiction …   Wiktionary

  • outlawry — Synonyms and related words: anarchy, anomie, banishment, blackballing, clearance, criminalism, criminality, defrocking, degradation, demotion, depluming, deportation, deprivation, detachment, disbarment, discard, disfellowship, disjunction,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • outlawry — out·law·ry || aÊŠtlɔːrɪ n. state or position of being an outlaw; disregard or disobedience of the law …   English contemporary dictionary

  • outlawry — out·law·ry …   English syllables

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