Definition of


  1. (noun, person) someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
  2. (verb, social) declare illegal; outlaw
  3. (adj, all) disobedient to or defiant of law
  4. (adj, all) contrary to or forbidden by law
    illicit trade
    an outlaw strike
    unlawful measures

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Antonyms of Outlaw


Origin of the word Outlaw

  1. O.E. utlaga "one put outside the law" (and thereby deprived of its benefits and protections), from O.N. utlagi (n.) "outlaw," from utlagr (adj.) "outlawed, banished," from ut "out" + *lagu, pl. of lag "law" (see law).
    "[G]if he man to dea?e gefylle, beo he ?onne utlah" ["Laws of Edward & Guthrum," c.924]
    The verb … more

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Words that sound like Outlaw

o'toole, oddly, othello, otto loewi, outlay

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