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Engl. law. One who is put out of the protection or aid of the law.


Engl. law. The act of being put out of the protection of the law by process regularly sued out against a person who is in contempt in refusing to become amenable to the court having jurisdiction. The proceedings themselves are also called the outlawry.

Outlawry may take place in criminal or in civil cases.

In the United States, outlawry in civil cases is unknown, and if there are any cases of outlawry in criminal cases they are very rare.