American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or process of outlawing or the state of having been outlawed.
- n. Defiance of the law.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The putting of a person out of the protection of law by legal means; also, the process by which one is deprived of that protection, or the condition of one so deprived: a punishment formerly imposed on one who, when called into court, contemptuously refused to appear, or evaded justice by disappearing. In the earliest times outlawry seems to have implied exclusion from all the protections and remedies with which the law guarded lawful men, but by successive ameliorations it was reduced in effect to the rule that it incapacitated a person for prosecuting actions for his own benefit, though he might still defend himself. In capital cases, as treason or felony, failure to appear was a sufficient evidence of guilt, and process of outlawry thereon entailed forfeiture of his personal estate. Fugitation is a term of similar meaning in Scots law.
- n. The condition of a debt or other cause of action when by reason of lapse of time it can no longer sustain an action. Such a debt still subsists for some other purposes — such, for instance, as enabling the creditor to retain a pledge if he holds a security.
- n. law, UK, Anglo-Saxon A declaration that an individual cannot benefit from the protection of law in a jurisdiction.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of outlawing; the putting a man out of the protection of law, or the process by which a man (as an absconding criminal) is deprived of that protection.
- n. The state of being an outlaw.
- n. Defiance of the law; habitual criminality.
- n. illegality as a consequence of unlawful acts; defiance of the law
- outlaw + -ry (Wiktionary)
- Middle English outlauerie, from Anglo-Norman utlagerie and from Medieval Latin ūtlagāria, both from Old English ūtlaga, outlaw; see outlaw. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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'.”
““Secret murder” on the other hand (i.e. a concealed killing) was almost always punished by outlawry.”
“Under the common law of England, a judgment of outlawry meant that the outlaw had forfeited entirely the protection of the legal system.”
“They have placed themselves, in that delightful phrase of Norman French, hors-la-loi or, If you will, into a state of outlawry.”
“When the judge passes down the sentence of outlawry, the criminal has the crime they have been convicted of tattooed on their forehead (if they are guilty of several crimes, then crimes against the person take priority over crimes against property, and then the more serious crime is the one they are marked with)”
““Secret murder” on the other hand i.e. a concealed killing was almost always punished by outlawry.”
“The inhabitants of this frontier of Mexico were strongly marked with Indian characteristics, particularly with those of the Comanche type, and as the wild Indian blood predominated, few of the physical traits of the Spaniard remained among them, and outlawry was common.”
“Pardon and leave to march again behind British officers loomed bigger in their eyes than the green banner of the Prophet, which could only lead to more outrageous outlawry.”
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