adjective \ˈl-ləs\

: having no laws

: not obeying the law

Full Definition of LAWLESS

:  not regulated by or based on law
a :  not restrained or controlled by law :  unruly
b :  illegal
law·less·ly adverb
law·less·ness noun

Examples of LAWLESS

  1. the lawless society of the frontier
  2. <the lawless rioters were destroying everything in sight>

First Known Use of LAWLESS

12th century

Rhymes with LAWLESS


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