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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

"Outlaw" Versus "Scofflaw"

     An outlaw is a lawless person or a fugitive from the law: "Jesse James was an outlaw, whose crimes inspired many books."

     A scofflaw is a contemptuous lawbreaker--especially of minor laws such as parking regulations: "The scofflaw had four parking tickets and ignored them all."

Rod L. Evans, The Artful Nuance, 1997 

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