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lawless

adjective uk   /ˈlɔː.ləs/ us    /ˈlɑː-/
not controlled by laws, or illegal: The film is set in a lawless city some time in the future.
lawlessly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
lawlessness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Translations of “lawless”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不受法律控制的,無法無天的, 違法的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不受法律控制的,无法无天的, 违法的…
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