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outlaw

out·law

outlaw

pronunciation:
aUt law
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: one whose activities repeatedly violate the law; habitual criminal.
synonyms:
criminal, public enemy, reprobate
similar words:
bandit, brigand, crook, desperado, felon, gangster, lawbreaker, miscreant, scofflaw, wrongdoer
definition 2: a person, group, or thing excluded from normal legal protections, rights, and benefits.
similar words:
bandit, exile, outcast, outside, pariah, stranger
definition 3: a fugitive from justice.
synonyms:
desperado, fugitive
similar words:
escapee, exile, runaway
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: outlawed, outlawing, outlaws
definition 1: to declare illegal or legally prohibited.
Hunting is outlawed in the city.
synonyms:
ban, forbid, interdict, prohibit, proscribe
antonyms:
legitimize
similar words:
bar, disallow, exclude
definition 2: to declare (a person or group) an outlaw or outside the protection of the law.
similar words:
alienate, ban, bar, exile, forbid, proscribe
Word Parts
The word outlaw contains the following part:
out- Old English prefix that means out, outside, outward; beyond, better, more