Definitions for: Outlaw


[n] someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime
[v] declare illegal; outlaw; "Marijuana is criminalized in the U.S."



Webster (1913) Definition: Out"law`, n. [AS. ?tlaga, ?tlah. See Out, and Law.]
A person excluded from the benefit of the law, or deprived of
its protection. --Blackstone.


Out"law`, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Outlawed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Outlawing.] [AS. ?tlagian.]
1. To deprive of the benefit and protection of law; to
declare to be an outlaw; to proscribe. --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.

Synonyms: criminal, criminalise, criminalize, crook, felon, illegalise, illegalize, malefactor

Antonyms: decriminalise, decriminalize, legalise, legalize, legitimate, legitimatise, legitimatize, legitimise, legitimize

See Also: abductor, accessary, accessory, arsonist, ban, Billie the Kid, blackmailer, Bonney, bootlegger, briber, censor, coconspirator, conspirator, contrabandist, desperado, desperate criminal, disallow, drug dealer, drug peddler, drug trafficker, extortioner, extortionist, firebug, forbid, fugitive, fugitive from justice, gangster, gangster's moll, goon, gun moll, habitual criminal, highbinder, highjacker, hijacker, hood, hoodlum, incendiary, interdict, James, Jesse James, kidnapper, law offender, lawbreaker, liquidator, MacGregor, machinator, mafioso, manslayer, mobster, moll, mooncurser, moonshiner, murderer, offender, parolee, peddler, plotter, probationer, prohibit, proscribe, punk, pusher, racketeer, raper, rapist, recidivist, repeater, Rob Roy, Robert MacGregor, runner, scofflaw, smuggler, snatcher, stealer, strong-armer, suborner, thief, thug, tough, toughie, traitor, treasonist, veto, violator, William H. Bonney, wrongdoer

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