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Meaning of OUTLAW

Pronunciation:  'awtlo

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

OUTLAW is a 6 letter word that starts with O.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
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