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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lawless  \Law"less\,  a. 
  1.  Contrary  to  or  unauthorized  by  law;  illegal;  as  a 
  lawless  claim. 
 
  He  needs  no  indirect  nor  lawless  course.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Not  subject  to  or  restrained  by  the  law  of  morality  or 
  of  society;  as  lawless  men  or  behavior. 
 
  3.  Not  subject  to  the  laws  of  nature;  uncontrolled. 
 
  Or  meteorlike  flame  lawless  through  the  void. 
  --Pope. 
  --  {Law"less*ly},  adv  --  {Law"less*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lawless 
  adj  1:  without  law  or  control;  "the  system  is  economically 
  inefficient  and  politically  anarchic"  [syn:  {anarchic}, 
  {anarchical}] 
  2:  lax  in  enforcing  laws;  "an  open  town"  [syn:  {open},  {wide-open}] 
  3:  disobedient  to  or  defiant  of  law;  "lawless  bands  roaming  the 
  plains"  [syn:  {outlaw(a)}] 




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