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Definition of "lawlessness" []

  • A lack of law and order; anarchy (noun)
  • Defiance of the law; outlawry (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "lawlessness" in a sentence
  • "He says low troop levels early on in the occupation may have contributed to what he called lawlessness in the country."
  • "And this time when it went up, the governors of the two states where this happened -- Taraba state (INAUDIBLE) state, separately invited to the military, through me, to take care of what they called the lawlessness of young men who put illegal roadblocks on either side of the state boundary, and if you do not belong to their ethnic group, they take you and kill you."
  • "Roman law, flocked into such centres; a tenacious and ambitious race of men issued from among the burgesses, who equally hated the naughtiness of the lords and what they called the lawlessness of the peasants."