Definition of Lawlessness

1. Noun. A state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government).

Exact synonyms: Anarchy
Category relationships: Administration, Governance, Governing, Government, Government Activity
Generic synonyms: Disorder
Specialized synonyms: Nihilism
Derivative terms: Anarchical, Anarchist, Lawless, Lawless



2. Noun. Illegality as a consequence of unlawful acts; defiance of the law.
Exact synonyms: Outlawry
Generic synonyms: Illegality
Derivative terms: Lawless, Outlaw

Definition of Lawlessness

1. Noun. a lack of law and order; anarchy ¹

2. Noun. defiance of the law; outlawry ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lawlessness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lawlessness

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Literary usage of Lawlessness

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1. Christian Missions and Social Progress: A Sociological Study of Foreign Missions by James Shepard Dennis (1897)
"lawlessness.—One of the noblest missions of civilization is the establishment ... The spirit of lawlessness has brought sorrow and unrest to humanity during ..."

2. Annual Report of the American Bar Association: Including Proceedings of the by American Bar Association (1906)
"I promptly replied that I was unable to give an opinion upon the case stated as I was an attorney-at-law and not an attorney-at-lawlessness. ..."

3. An Appeal to Conscience: America's Code of Caste a Disgrace to Democracy by Kelly Miller (1920)
"These periodic outbreaks of lawlessness are but the outgrowth of the disfavor and despite in which the Negro is held by public opinion. ..."

4. The Republic of Plato by Plato (1909)
"retreat the rest of mankind involved in lawlessness, finds himself happy if he can live his life here below pure from injustice and unholy deeds, ..."

5. Putnam's Magazine (1909)
"lawlessness* By PRESIDENT CHARLES W. ELIOT OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY WO months ago I wrote an inscription to be placed on the Court- House at Duluth, ..."

6. Oratory of the South: From the Civil War to the Present Time by Edwin Du Bois Shurter (1908)
"There is a lawlessness of evasion as well as of violation, a lawlessness that seeks and too often secures the sanction of the lawyer—that is the burden of ..."

7. History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America by Henry Wilson (1875)
"THE proscription, lawlessness, and barbarism of slavery were the necessary conditions of its existence. Its essential injustice and inevitable cruelties, ..."

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