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Outlaw vs. Rebel — What's the Difference?

Outlaw vs. Rebel — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Outlaw and Rebel

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Outlaw

In historical legal systems, an outlaw is one declared as outside the protection of the law. In pre-modern societies, all legal protection was withdrawn from the criminal, so that anyone is legally empowered to persecute or kill them.

Rebel

A person who rises in opposition or armed resistance against an established government or leader
Tory rebels
Rebel forces

Outlaw

A fugitive from the law.

Rebel

Rise in opposition or armed resistance to an established government or leader
The Earl of Pembroke subsequently rebelled against Henry III

Outlaw

A habitual criminal.
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Rebel

To refuse allegiance to and oppose by force an established government or ruling authority.

Outlaw

A rebel; a nonconformist
A social outlaw.

Rebel

To resist or defy an authority or a generally accepted convention.

Outlaw

A person excluded from normal legal protection and rights.

Rebel

To feel or express strong unwillingness or repugnance
She rebelled at the unwelcome suggestion.

Outlaw

A wild or vicious horse or other animal.

Rebel

One who rebels or is in rebellion.

Outlaw

To declare illegal
Outlawed the sale of firearms.

Rebel

Rebel A Confederate soldier.

Outlaw

To place under a ban; prohibit
Outlawed smoking in the house.

Rebel

A person who resists or defies authority or convention
"In her own mind, Jan is ... a rebel, an iconoclast, a strange and estranged and angry freedom fighter" (Perri Klass).

Outlaw

To deprive (one declared to be a criminal fugitive) of the protection of the law.

Rebel

A person who resists an established authority, often violently.
A group of rebels defied the general's orders and split off from the main army.
My little sister is such a rebel - coming home late, piercing her ears, and refusing to do any of her chores.

Outlaw

A fugitive from the law.

Rebel

Synonym of Confederate: a citizen of the Confederate States of America, especially a Confederate soldier.

Outlaw

(history) A criminal who is excluded from normal legal rights; one who can be killed at will without legal penalty.

Rebel

(intransitive) To resist or become defiant toward an authority.
To rebel against the system

Outlaw

A person who operates outside established norms.
The main character in the play was a bit of an outlaw who refused to shake hands or say thank you.

Rebel

Pertaining to rebels or rebellion; acting in revolt; rebellious; as, rebel troops.
Whoso be rebel to my judgment.
Convict by flight, and rebel to all law.

Outlaw

A wild horse.

Rebel

One who rebels.

Outlaw

(humorous) An in-law: a relative by marriage.

Rebel

To renounce, and resist by force, the authority of the ruler or government to which one owes obedience. See Rebellion.
The murmur and the churls' rebelling.
Ye have builded you an altar, that ye might rebel this day against the Lord.

Outlaw

(humorous) One who would be an in-law except that the marriage-like relationship is unofficial.

Rebel

To be disobedient to authority; to assume a hostile or insubordinate attitude; to revolt.
How could my hand rebel against my heart?How could your heart rebel against your reason?

Outlaw

(slang) A prostitute who works alone, without a pimp.

Rebel

`johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `grayback' derived from their gray Confederate uniforms

Outlaw

To declare illegal.

Rebel

A person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)

Outlaw

To place a ban upon.

Rebel

Someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action

Outlaw

To remove from legal jurisdiction or enforcement.
To outlaw a debt or claim

Rebel

Take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance

Outlaw

To deprive of legal force.

Rebel

Break with established customs

Outlaw

A person excluded from the benefit of the law, or deprived of its protection.

Rebel

Used by northerners of Confederate soldiers;
The rebel yell

Outlaw

A person engaging habitually in criminal activity, especially theft or robbery; an habitually lawless person, especially one who is a fugitive from the law.

Rebel

Participating in organized resistance to a constituted government;
The rebelling confederacy

Outlaw

To deprive of the benefit and protection of law; to declare to be an outlaw.

Outlaw

To remove from legal jurisdiction or enforcement; as, to outlaw a debt or claim; to deprive of legal force.

Outlaw

To render illegal; to ban, prohibit, or proscribe under sanction of some penalty.

Outlaw

Someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime

Outlaw

Declare illegal; outlaw;
Marijuana is criminalized in the U.S.

Outlaw

Contrary to or forbidden by law;
An illegitimate seizure of power
Illicit trade
An outlaw strike
Unlawful measures

Outlaw

Disobedient to or defiant of law;
Lawless bands roaming the plains

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