• WordNet 3.6
    • adj outlaw disobedient to or defiant of law "lawless bands roaming the plains"
    • adj outlaw contrary to or forbidden by law "an illegitimate seizure of power","illicit trade","an outlaw strike","unlawful measures"
    • v outlaw declare illegal; outlaw "Marijuana is criminalized in the U.S."
    • n outlaw someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1659 the state of Massachusetts outlawed Christmas.
    • Outlaw A person engaging habitually in criminal activity, especially theft or robbery; an habitually lawless person, especially one who is a fugitive from the law.
    • Outlaw A person excluded from the benefit of the law, or deprived of its protection.
    • Outlaw To deprive of the benefit and protection of law; to declare to be an outlaw.
    • Outlaw To remove from legal jurisdiction or enforcement; as, to outlaw a debt or claim; to deprive of legal force. "Laws outlawed by necessity."
    • Outlaw To render illegal; to ban, prohibit, or proscribe under sanction of some penalty.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Paper bags are outlawed in grocery stores in Afghanistan. They believe paper is sacred.
    • n outlaw One who is excluded from the benefit of the law, or deprived of its protection. Formerly it was lawful in Great Britain for any one to kill such a person. See outlawry.
    • n outlaw A disorderly person living in defiant violation of the law; a habitual criminal.
    • n outlaw Synonyms Robber, bandit, brigand, freebooter, highwayman, marauder.
    • outlaw To deprive of the benefit and protection of law; declare an outlaw; proscribe.
    • outlaw To remove from legal jurisdiction; deprive of legal force. An obligation which by reason of the lapse of time has become barred by the statute of limitations, so that no action will lie on it, is said to be outlawed.
    • n outlaw A vicious, untamed animal: sometimes used attributively.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Candy made from pieces of barrel cactus was outlawed in the U.S. in 1952 to protect the species.
    • n Outlaw owt′law one deprived of the protection of the law: a robber or bandit
    • v.t Outlaw to place beyond the law: to deprive of the benefit of the law: to proscribe
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  • Sir Edward Coke
    Sir Edward Coke
    “Corporations cannot commit treason, or be outlawed or excommunicated, for they have no souls.”
  • Michel Foucault
    “The lyricism of marginality may find inspiration in the image of the outlaw, the great social nomad, who prowls on the confines of a docile, frightened order.”
  • Albert Camus
    “There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed.”
  • Camille Paglia
    “The prostitute is not, as feminists claim, the victim of men but rather their conqueror, an outlaw who controls the sexual channel between nature and culture.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. ūtlaga, ūtlah,. See Out, and Law


In literature:

The outlaws had already scattered outside to look for the trail.
"Blazed Trail Stories" by Stewart Edward White
This young outlaw must resemble me.
"Frank Merriwell's Bravery" by Burt L. Standish
If you want to report me as an outlaw, go ahead!
"Joan of Arc of the North Woods" by Holman Day
The outlaws registered at the hostelry with as much sang froid as if their pockets were lined with gold.
"Jack Wright and His Electric Stage;" by "Noname"
Society must have been at the verge of dissolution, when letters and messages passed between the government and an outlaw.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
Has he escaped from the custody of the outlawed crew?
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
People wondered why the outlaw should have ventured to approach the town, knowing as he did that there was a price upon his head.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
As a matter of fact, he was leader of a gang, outlaws every one.
"Americans All" by Various
If it'd gone past today it would 'a' been outlawed.
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman
Good luck to 'ee Mister Outlaw, what have 'ee got there?
"The Fugitives" by R.M. Ballantyne

In poetry:

Robin Hood is an outlaw bold
Under the greenwood tree;
Bird, nor stag, nor morning air
Is more at large than he.
"Robin Hood, An Outlaw." by James Henry Leigh Hunt
"I'm a damned good bronk buster
And a ropin' son-of-a-gun;
It's many an outlaw I've ridden,
And it's many a dollar I've won.
"The Cowboy's Prayer" by Curley Fletcher
The dark deeds of my outlawed race
Will then like virtues shine;
And men will pardon their disgrace,
Beside the guilt of mine.
"Honour's Martyr" by Emily Jane Bronte
Outlawed: since that great day gone by--
When before prince and pope and queen
I stood and spoke a blasphemy--
'Behold the summer leaves are green.'
"The World's Lover" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
And the outlaw followed the lone path back
With food for another day;
And the kindly darkness covered his track
And the shadows swallowed him deep and black
Where the starlight melted away.
"The Death Of Ben Hall" by William Henry Ogilvie
False was the hand that raised the chain
And false was the whispered word:
'The troopers have turned to the south again,
You may dare to camp on the Gunning Plain.'
And the weary outlaw heard.
"The Death Of Ben Hall" by William Henry Ogilvie

In news:

One of Vallejo's most prominent rap legends, Mac Dre, was added to a list of outlawed words and images by Riverbank Unified School District in a unanimous vote at a school board meeting Tuesday night.
Privateers score five goals in second period to down Outlaws.
The Williamsport Outlaws scored three second-period goals as they defeated the Thousand Islands Privateers, 3-1, in a Federal Hockey League game Wednesday night at Bowman Field.
Sich scores 4 goals in Outlaws' win.
Outlaw Run wooden coaster at Silver Dollar City.
The $10-million Outlaw Run hybrid wood-steel coaster at Missouri's Silver Dollar City will be built by Idaho's Rocky Mountain Construction.
Country legend launched Seventies Outlaw movement.
Costa Mesa, a small city about 35 miles outside of Los Angeles, passed an ordinance outlawing work solicitation in 2005.
It will be the second sprint car competition at the track this year and the first Outlaws event since 2010.
Outlaws win home opener with precision, persistence from starting pitcher .
– 140lbs Occupation: Editor/Writer at Outlaw Partners.
Gay marriages can't occur on military bases in states that have outlawed the practice.
This weekend was a whirlwind from being a Whiteman Air Force Base's Wings Over Whiteman to being in Council Bluffs, Iowa for the Mid Mo Outlaws football game.
But to much of the American mainstream, rap is an outlaw music that otherwise well-informed people vilify and fear.
West Water Outlaws carry Boulder's blues-rock torch.

In science:

For the dead-end random walk law component, the Rβ is bounded above by the expected lifetime of the walker (1 − β )−1 (in fact, this is sharp, achieved when the graph consists of the vertex o and a self-loop; if we outlaw self-loops, the sharp bound becomes (1 − β )−2).
Fast graphs for the random walker
In the case that our civilization is embedded in a large civilization, one of the tasks of the ‘guards’ living in the bases would be, undoubtely, to chase away the human-hunters and other outlaws.
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture
If one identifies probabilities with relative frequencies, a violation of “parameter independence” (plus some other conditions) permits superluminal signaling (which is clearly outlawed by relativity) while a violation of “outcome independence” does not.
Bell Locality and the Nonlocal Character of Nature
Should an unbreakable encryption algorithm be invented then this area would be the first to outlaw it.
Will the Butterfly Cipher keep your Network Data secure? Developments in Computer Encryption
We enjoyed an outlaw poster claiming a planet of 5 MJ has already been observed in a microlensing event (Bennett et al. 1999).
Gravitational Lensing: Recent Progress and Future Goals - Conference Summary