In old English law, a process by which a defendant or person in contempt on a civil or criminal process was declared an outlaw. If for treason or felony, it amounted to conviction and attainder. In the United States, the process of outlawry seems to be unknown, at least in civil cases. Hall v. Lanning, 91 U.S. 160, 23 L.Ed. 271

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  • outlawry — out·law·ry || aÊŠtlɔːrɪ n. state or position of being an outlaw; disregard or disobedience of the law …   English contemporary dictionary

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