masterless

adjective
mas·​ter·​less

Definition of masterless

1a : lacking a master a masterless horse
b archaic : being without a master or other reputable means of livelihood : vagabond, vagrant provided harsh punishments for sturdy vagabonds and masterless men
2 obsolete : ungoverned, ungovernable

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Other Words from masterless

masterlessness noun, plural -es

History and Etymology for masterless

Middle English maisterles, from maister master + -les -less

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“Masterless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/masterless. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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