A declaration that an individual cannot benefit from the protection of law in a jurisdiction. (noun)
Examples of word outlawry
This constitutes the prohibited practice of 'outlawry' forbidden by the Texas Constitution, Article 1 Section 20.
Levinson wrote: The principle underlying the outlawry of war is this: The law should always be on the moral side of every question.
Article 23b of the Hague Regulations, signed by the U.S. and other nations in 1907, prohibits assassination, proscription, or outlawry of an enemy, or putting a price upon an enemy's head, as well as offering a reward for an enemy 'dead or alive'.
â€œSecret murderâ€ on the other hand (i.e. a concealed killing) was almost always punished by outlawry.
Under the common law of England, a judgment of outlawry meant that the outlaw had forfeited entirely the protection of the legal system.