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Definition of "outlawry" []

  • The act or process of outlawing or the state of having been outlawed. (noun)
  • Defiance of the law. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "outlawry" in a sentence
  • "This constitutes the prohibited practice of 'outlawry' forbidden by the Texas Constitution, Article 1 Section 20."
  • "Levinson wrote: The principle underlying the outlawry of war is this: The law should always be on the moral side of every question."
  • "Article 23b of the Hague Regulations, signed by the U.S. and other nations in 1907, prohibits assassination, proscription, or outlawry of an enemy, or putting a price upon an enemy's head, as well as offering a reward for an enemy 'dead or alive'."