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outlaw n

[Old English tlaga, from Old Norse tlagi, from t out + lag lg law]
1 : a person excluded from the benefit or protection of the law [a trespasser is not an ]
2 : a lawless person or a fugitive from the law
3 : a person or organization (as a nation) under a ban or restriction or considered to be in defiance of norms or laws [considered an for its support of terrorism]
vt : to make illegal
out·law·ry [at-lȯr-ē]

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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