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outlaw

1. (formerly) a person excluded from the law and deprived of its protection
2. any fugitive from the law, esp a habitual transgressor
3. a wild or untamed beast
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A titre d'exemple, John Wilkes profita de la presentation de l'Outlawries Bill en 1763 pour exiger que la Chambre des communes se penche sur la question de son emprisonnement par la Couronne.
En 1794, un des plus eminents membres du parti whig, le dramaturge Richard Sheridan, se servit de la motion de deuxieme lecture de l'Outlawries Bill pour s'opposer a la suspension de l'habeas corpus.
As legislation, the Outlawries Bill alleges that some officers of the Crown were denying people their fundamental rights, and yet it did so in a way that did not indict the monarch, a point buttressed by the fact that this was an area of public policy over which Parliament had already successfully legislated, so it could not be seen as sedition on the part of the mover.
In the preface to the sixth (1960) edition he noted with satisfaction that, including the original Tokyo version, 7,000 copies had now been printed, and added, "Remarkable for a small English reading public, isn't it?"(47) In 1960 he also published Outlaws against Outlawries, a two volume (more than 400 pages) collection of cops-and-robbers stories whose content is nearly as inscrutable as the title.(48)