1. A person excluded from the benefit of the law, or deprived of its protection.
Out·law, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Outlawed p. pr. & vb. n. Outlawing.]
1. To deprive of the benefit and protection of law; to declare to be an outlaw.
2. To remove from legal jurisdiction or enforcement; as, to outlaw a debt or claim; to deprive of legal force. “Laws outlawed by necessity.”
adj 1: contrary to or forbidden by law; "an illegitimate seizure of
power"; "illicit trade"; "an outlaw strike"; "unlawful
measures" [syn: illegitimate, illicit, outlaw(a),
2: disobedient to or defiant of law; "lawless bands roaming the
plains" [syn: lawless, outlaw(a)]
n : someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a
crime [syn: criminal, felon, crook, malefactor]
v : declare illegal; outlaw; "Marijuana is criminalized in the
U.S." [syn: criminalize, criminalise, illegalize, illegalise]
[ant: legalize, legalize, legalize]