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Meaning of LAWLESS

Pronunciation:  'lolis

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  without law or control; "the system is economically inefficient and politically anarchic"
  2. [adj]  disobedient to or defiant of law; "lawless bands roaming the plains"
  3. [adj]  lax in enforcing laws; "an open town"

LAWLESS is a 7 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: anarchic, anarchical, open, outlaw(a), uncontrolled, unlawful, wide-open



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Law"less\, a.
1. Contrary to, or unauthorized by, law; illegal; as, a
   lawless claim.

         He needs no indirect nor lawless course. --Shak.

2. Not subject to, or restrained by, the law of morality or
   of society; as, lawless men or behavior.

3. Not subject to the laws of nature; uncontrolled.

         Or, meteorlike, flame lawless through the void.
   -- {Law"less*ly}, adv. -- {Law"less*ness}, n.

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