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n. popularly, anyone who commits serious crimes and acts outside the law.

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OUTLAW, Eng. law. One who is put out of the protection or aid of the law. 22 Vin. Ab. 316; 1 Phil. Ev. Index, h.t.; Bac. Ab. Outlawry; 2 Sell. Pr. 277; Doct. Pl. 331; 3 Bl. Com. 283, 4.

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A crackdown was initiated by the Government of Pakistan against outlawed origanisations under the National Action Plan.
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As a consequence they and anyone who joins them are outlawed and hunted by the sheriff.