Definition of Masterless

1. Adjective. Having no lord or master. "Harsh punishments for sturdy vagabonds and masterless men"

Exact synonyms: Lordless
Similar to: Uncontrolled



Definition of Masterless

1. a. Destitute of a master or owner; ungoverned or ungovernable.

Definition of Masterless

1. Adjective. Lacking or deprived of a master. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Masterless

masterdoms
mastered
masterer
masterers
masterest
mastereth
masterful
masterfull
masterfully
masterfulness
masterfulnesses
masterhood
masteries
mastering
masterings
masterless (current term)
masterlike
masterliness
masterlinesses
masterly
masterly inactivity
mastermind
masterminded
masterminder
masterminders
mastermindful
masterminding
masterminds
masterous
masterpiece

Literary usage of Masterless

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of A. Conan Doyle by Arthur Conan Doyle (1902)
"CHAPTER IV HOW THE BAILIFF OF SOUTHAMPTON SLEW THE TWO masterless MEN Further on, at the edge of the woodland, he came upon a chapman and his wife, ..."

2. Original Letters, Illustrative of English History: Including Numerous Royal by Henry Ellis (1824)
"William Fleetwood Recorder of London, to Lord Burghley, upon the apprehending of a number of rogues and masterless men in the neighbourhood of ..."

3. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1846)
"... but does not traffic;—with his own peculiar plot of earth, and the masterless sea; the pasture and the corn field, and the sea-weed on the beach. ..."

4. Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of Henry VIII by Great Britain Public Record Office, John Sherren Brewer, Robert Henry Brodie, James Gairdner (1905)
"... ruffians and vagabonds, masterless men and others and make them serve in galleys, which should be armed by the June.2 By the middle of June the Admiral, ..."

5. Historical Records of the Second Royal Surrey: Or Eleventh Regiment of Militia by John Davis (1877)
"... 9th April, 1585—Order to make Soldiers of all rogues and masterless men in Surrey—Lord Howard ordered to put Surrey in order of defence to resist ..."

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