outlawry
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈaʊtlɔːɹi/
Noun

outlawry

  1. (legal, historical) A declaration that an individual cannot benefit from the protection of law in a jurisdiction. [from 14th c.]
  2. The state of being an outlaw; lawlessness. [from 19th c.]
    • 1977, Alistair Horne, A Savage War of Peace, New York Review Books 2006, p. 134:
      Through this ‘passing-out ceremony’ the apprentice became both proven in reliability and bound, Faust-like, to the rebel cause by his act of outlawry.



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