outlaw Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"outlaw" in British English

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outlawnoun [C]

uk   /ˈaʊt.lɔː/  us   /-lɑː/
(​especially in the past) a ​person who has ​broken the ​law and who ​livesseparately from the other ​parts of ​society because they ​want to ​escapelegalpunishment: Robin Hood was an outlaw who ​lived in the ​forest and ​stole from the ​rich to give to the ​poor.

outlawverb [T]

uk   /ˈaʊt.lɔː/  us   /-lɑː/
to make something ​illegal or ​unacceptable: The new ​law will outlaw ​smoking in ​publicplaces.
(Definition of outlaw from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"outlaw" in American English

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outlawnoun [C]

 us   /ˈɑʊtˌlɔ/
a ​criminal, esp. one who is ​trying to ​avoid being ​caught

outlawverb [T]

 us   /ˈɑʊtˌlɔ/
to make something ​illegal: Several ​states have outlawed the use of ​cellphones while ​driving.
(Definition of outlaw from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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