from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Unrestrained by law; unruly: a lawless mob.
- adj. Contrary to the law; unlawful: the lawless slaughter of protected species.
- adj. Not governed by law: the lawless frontier.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not governed by any law.
- adj. Prohibited by law; unlawful, illegal.
- adj. Not restrained by the law or by discipline; unruly, disorderly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Contrary to, or unauthorized by, law; illegal.
- adj. Not subject to, or restrained by, the law of morality or of society.
- adj. Not subject to the laws of nature; uncontrolled.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not subject or not submissive to law; uncontrolled by law, whether natural, human, or divine; licentious; unruly; ungoverned: as, lawless passions; a lawless tyrant or brigand.
- Contrary to law; opposed to the laws of the land or of order; illegal; disorderly: as, a lawless claim; lawless proceedings.
- Destitute of law; not conformable to rule or reason; abnormal; anomalous: as, lawless eccentricities; lawless prosody.
- Deprived of legal rights; beyond the pale of the law.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lax in enforcing laws
- adj. without law or control
- adj. disobedient to or defiant of law
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