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outlaw

noun [C] uk   /ˈaʊt.lɔː/ us    /-lɑː/
(especially in the past) a person who has broken the law and who lives separately from the other parts of society because they want to escape legal punishment: Robin Hood was an outlaw who lived in the forest and stole from the rich to give to the poor.

outlaw

verb [T] uk   /ˈaʊt.lɔː/ us    /-lɑː/
to make something illegal or unacceptable: The new law will outlaw smoking in public places.
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