Synonyms of 'outlaw'
a criminal who has been deprived of legal protection and rightsa band of desperate outlaws
Reports say he was killed in an attack by armed bandits.
He was put in a cell with several hardened criminals.
The thieves snatched the camera.
The man is a crook and a liar.
Armed robbers broke into a jewellers.
He was a fugitive from justice.
She had always been an outcast, unwanted and alone.
a nine-year-old delinquent
He's a convicted felon.
highwayman or woman,
He had a mask tied round his face like a highwayman.
The judge described him as a `wicked desperado' and jailed him for life.
They were raided by roaming bands of marauders.
He looked like a scruffy brigand.
The money should be spent on training first-time lawbreakers to earn an honest living.
to make (something) illegalThe new government has outlawed some extremist groups.
Last year arms sales were banned.
They have been barred from playing in several countries.
De Gaulle vetoed Britain's application to join the EEC.
They'll forbid you to marry.
The Academy excluded women from its classes.
They embargoed oil shipments to the US.
the law which prohibits trading on Sunday
He ruled that my testimony should be disallowed.
They are proscribed by federal law from owning guns.
Troops could be ferried in to interdict drug shipments.
to make (someone) an outlawHe should be outlawed for his crimes against the state.
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in the sense of bar
to excludeThey have been barred from playing in several countries.
in the sense of brigand
a bandit, esp. a member of a gang operating in mountainous areasHe looked like a scruffy brigand.
in the sense of criminal
a person guilty of a crimeHe was put in a cell with several hardened criminals.
conman or woman (informal),
con artist (informal),
rorter (Australian, slang),
skelm (South Africa),
perp (US, Canadian, informal)
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