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Definitions

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  • adj. Blameless, guiltless, innocent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Quiet; peaceable; harmless; innocent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Guiltless; innocent; free from fault or blame.
  • Guileless; simple.

Etymologies

From Middle English sakles, sacless ("innocent"), from Old English saclēas ("free from charge, innocent, safe"), from Proto-Germanic *saka-lausa- (“free from accusation”), equivalent to sake +‎ -less. Cognate with Danish sagesløs ("blameless"), Swedish saklös ("blamesless"), Icelandic saklaus ("innocent"). More at sake, -less. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • ` ` Maister Ringan Aikwood Poinders, I do not know what you call sackless, --- but let alone all de oils and de soot dat you say he has, and I will tell you I was dis night robbed of fifty pounds. by your oil and sooty friend, Edies Ochiltree; and he is no more in your barn even now dan I ever shall be in de kingdom of heafen. ''

    The Antiquary

  • "Maister Ringan Aikwood Poinders, I do not know what you call sackless, -- but let alone all de oils and de soot dat you say he has, and I will tell you I was dis night robbed of fifty pounds by your oil and sooty friend,

    The Antiquary — Volume 02

  • “Maister Ringan Aikwood Poinders, I do not know what you call sackless, — but let alone all de oils and de soot dat you say he has, and I will tell you I was dis night robbed of fifty pounds by your oil and sooty friend, Edies Ochiltree; and he is no more in your barn even now dan

    The Antiquary

  • Then stood Regin staring on the earth a long while, and presently thereafter spake from heavy-mood: “Mine own brother hast thou slain, and scarce may I be called sackless of the deed.”

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • Then stood Regin staring on the earth a long while, and presently thereafter spake from heavy-mood: "Mine own brother hast thou slain, and scarce may I be called sackless of the deed."

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • Just another example of the impotent sackless dem leadership that lets this a$$hat have any chairmanship or caucus with them.

    Think Progress » Lieberman: ‘It’s Possible’ I Could Be ‘A Good Old-Fashioned New England Moderate Republican’

  • I'll be the first to admit that the Dems are for the most part a bunch of corrupt, inept, sackless weenies but how in the name of God could anyone vote for the Republicans?

    Poll: GOP makes gains in battle for Congress

  • Enter Maybin, who received a reported $14 million in guarantees while being held sackless in two seasons with the Buffalo Bills.

    On Paper, Maybin Looks an Awful Lot Like Gholston

  • In Ellis's case, he's sackless and has just seven tackles through six games.

    Former Jets Are Behind Enemy Lines

  • Notes: After setting a franchise record with three straight sackless games, the Vikings had six on Sunday.

    Brett Favre Ignites Big Comeback In Minnesota

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  • (adj., Yorkshire dial.) - foolish, ineffectual, simple, stupid. From ON saklauss "innocent", "not guilty".

    August 6, 2009