Origin of lawless
Related formslaw·less·ly, adverblaw·less·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for lawless
The lawless law enforcement in eastern Ukraine exists somewhere between Soviet rule and vigilante justice.
The horrific case of an abandoned baby with Down syndrome has exposed the lawless world of international surrogacy.
“The methamphetamine trade has made Wyoming revert to the lawless anarchy of the Old West,” he remarked pungently.
If you are willing to shoot your mother in the face you are lawless.Pro-Gun Advocates Push Back Against Gun Control After Newtown|David Freedlander|December 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It even had a name, Waziristan House, after one of the most lawless districts along the Afghan-Pakistan border.Dr. Afridi’s Warning: Pakistan’s Hatred of the United States|Bruce Riedel|September 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The town had never been lawless, although some lawless people had sojourned there.Wild Youth, Volume Complete|Gilbert Parker
For an indolent and lawless imagination force of character is the only whip, force of intellect the only guide.Pot-Boilers|Clive Bell
The name of the most celebrated and most lawless of their race stirred them to their souls.The Firebrand|S. R. Crockett
At last Lawless could stand it no longer and, almost foaming at the mouth, hurried to the operator's room.Commander Lawless V.C.|Rolf Bennett
Yet even now temptation was sometimes too strong for lawless men.The Elephant God|Gordon Casserly