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lawless (adj.) c. 1200, lawelese "uncontrolled by law of any kind," [...]


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lawless (adj.)

c. 1200, lawelese "uncontrolled by law of any kind," from law (n.) + -less. Meaning "illegal" is from c. 1300. Related: Lawlessly; lawlessness.

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lawless
adjective: lawless

not governed by or obedient to laws; characterized by a lack of civic order. "it was a lawless, anarchic city"

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