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Definition of "lawless" []

  • Unrestrained by law; unruly: a lawless mob. (adjective)
  • Contrary to the law; unlawful: the lawless slaughter of protected species. (adjective)
  • Not governed by law: the lawless frontier. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lawless" in a sentence
  • "“There is no excuse for missing to pay salaries to soldiers in lawless eastern Congo for six months” said Sekombo."
  • "POGGIOLI: A recent report by the International Crisis group think tank says Kosovo appears to be run by what it calls a lawless political elite in control of every aspect of society."
  • "A brilliant analysis by Chris Winter, to wit, any Ph.D. that feels that he is not getting sufficient accolades for his murky research has the right to engage in lawless behavior."