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Origin of lawless
OTHER WORDS FROM lawlesslaw·less·ly, adverblaw·less·ness, noun
Example sentences from the Web for lawless
His slaying sums up the lawlessness now gripping the region and the impunity with which separatists can act.
MK Cohen: the Minister of Defense is responsible for putting a stop to lawlessness.Violent Hebron Outpost Expands At 'Phenomenal' Rate|Orly Halpern|November 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The kidnapping was a disturbing sign of the lawlessness in Libya that Zidan and his government have been unable to curb.Libyan P.M. Kidnapped in Retaliation for U.S. Raid|Jamie Dettmer|October 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It would have been an ordeal for them to buy illegal weapons simply because, like Lanza, they were not immersed in lawlessness.
I deplore the lawlessness that seems to be sweeping the West Bank with price-tags and land-grabs galore.
Lawlessness prevailed on these fair, sunlit plains; lawlessness of man, lawlessness of Nature.The Law-Breakers|Ridgwell Cullum
Lawlessness did not disappear entirely, of course, and perhaps it never will, but it skulked in the back streets.Artificial Light|M. Luckiesh
Not any particular lawfulness or lawlessness, but the lawful or the lawless is universal.The Will to Doubt|Alfred H. Lloyd
They had no desire now for rioting and lawlessness--for deeds of blood and violence.The Bishop's Shadow|I. T. Thurston
Old families uprooted, old ties severed; the people, with no other instinct than lawlessness, hesitating which side to take.The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)|Charles James Lever