Was writing a line of poetry and needed a word that meant the opposite of outlaw. And I thought...in-law? Has our language really created the space where outlaw and in-law work as each other's inverse?
Of course, in terms of inclusion/exclusion from community in a broad sense, they do work that way.
But it's hard for me to imagine the other side of my mother-in-law's coin as Jesse James.
Or, maybe, that's right on the money.