“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 regul…

     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 

from http://jimfishertruecrime.blogspot.com/