Definition of Ruleless

1. a. Destitute of rule; lawless.



Definition of Ruleless

1. Adjective. Without rules; unregulated. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ruleless

1. not restrained or regulated by law [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ruleless

rule of thumb
rule on
rule out
rule over
rule the roost
rule the school
rule with an iron fist
rulebook
rulebooks
rulebound
rulebreaker
rulebreakers
rulebreaking
ruled
ruled on
ruleless (current term)
rulemaking
rulemakings
rulemonger
rulemongers
ruler
rulered
rulering
rulers
rulership
rulerships
rules
rules against perpetuities
rules are made to be broken
rules lawyer

Literary usage of Ruleless

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1. Studies in the History of Classical Teaching: Irish and Continental, 1500-1700 by Timothy Corcoran (1911)
"The two ways are so far related to each other, that the ' rule-way' gives more sureness, the ' ruleless-way' more ease in learning. ..."

2. The Works of Thomas Carlyle: (complete). by Thomas Carlyle (1897)
"Man indeed, and King Louis like other men, lives in this world to make rule out of the ruleless; by his living energy, he shall force the absurd itself to ..."

3. History of Friedrich II of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1858)
"... had been many helping themselves by a ruleless life, of late. Industry was at a low ebb, violence was rife; plunder, disorder everywhere; ..."

4. History of Friedrich II of Prussia: Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle, Henry Duff Traill (1897)
"... a cool reception as Statthalter.1 He came as the representative of law and rule; and there had been many helping themselves by a ruleless life, of late. ..."

5. History of Friedrich II of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great: Called by Thomas Carlyle (1858)
"... a cool reception as Statthalter.1 He came as the representative of law and rule; and there had been many helping themselves by a ruleless life, of late. ..."

6. A History of Criticism and Literary Taste in Europe from the Earliest Texts by George Saintsbury (1917)
"... compensated by any of that extensive knowledge of modern literature which the ruleless or scantily ruled system of criticism imperatively requires. ..."

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