Lawless Law"less, a. 1. Contrary to, or unauthorized by, law; illegal; as, a lawless claim. [1913 Webster]

He needs no indirect nor lawless course. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Not subject to, or restrained by, the law of morality or of society; as, lawless men or behavior. [1913 Webster]

3. Not subject to the laws of nature; uncontrolled. [1913 Webster]

Or, meteorlike, flame lawless through the void. --Pope. -- {Law"less*ly}, adv. -- {Law"less*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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