lawless Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"lawless" in British English

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lawlessadjective

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   us   /-li/
lawlessness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of lawless from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lawless" in American English

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lawlessadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈlɔ·ləs/

lawless adjective [not gradable] (RULE)

not ​permitted by ​law or not ​obeying the ​law; ​illegal: The ​territory was ​oncespeckled with ​ranches and lawless ​towns.
(Definition of lawless from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lawless”
in Chinese (Simplified) 不受法律控制的,无法无天的, 违法的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不受法律控制的,無法無天的, 違法的…
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