|n.||1.||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.|
|2.||The state of being an outlaw.|
|3.||Defiance of the law; habitual criminality.|
|Noun||1.||outlawry - illegality as a consequence of unlawful acts; defiance of the law|
OUTLAWRY, Eng. 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.
2. Outlawry may take place in criminal or in civil cases. 3 Bl. Com. 283; Co. Litt. 128; 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 4196.
3. 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. Dane's Ab. eh. 193, a, 34. Vide Bac. Ab. Abatement, B; Id. h.t.; Gilb. Hist. C. P. 196, 197; 2 Virg. Cas. 244; 2 Dall. 92.