lawless lawless  /ˈlɔ ləs/


  1. (adj) without law or control
  2. (adj) lax in enforcing laws
  3. (adj) disobedient to or defiant of law



  1. Banditry of all kinds flourishes in lawless Somalia.
  2. Meanwhile, some other lawless gangs in Gaza may have become inspired by the Brigades' capture.
  3. Al-Qaeda and Taliban fighters have found refuge in Pakistan's lawless tribal areas and are staging deadly cross-border raids into Afghanistan.


  1. Pakistan, China set sights on Arabian Sea link

    China and Pakistan set their sights Friday on developing a transport link through rugged mountains and lawless lands, a route they hope will boost economic growth and bring critical oil supplies to power-hungry ...
    on July 5, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Aid worker killed in fighting in biggest city in Darfur

    KHARTOUM (Reuters) - One aid worker was killed and three others wounded when a grenade hit their office during a gunfight between competing security forces on Thursday in the biggest city of Sudan's Darfur region, the United Nations and witnesses said. Clashes between the army, rebels and rival tribes have surged in the vast and mostly lawless region in recent months, but had until now been ...
    on July 5, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Immigrants Not Needed if Americans Have More Kids, Says American Family Association (Audio)

    Bryan Fischer, executive director of the American Family Association, warned on his radio show "Focal Point" on Wednesday that “two and half of the three branches of our government are now in the hands of people who are lawless, they are immoral and they are godless.” Fischer didn't provide names or any proof of that claim, but added: "Our republic, the constitution itself is hanging by one ...
    on July 5, 2013     Source: Opposing Views


  1. "The risks they bear and the sacrifices they make should be in our thoughts, not just today but every day," Brown said. "They have paid the ultimate price, but they have achieved something of lasting value - helping turn a lawless region...
    on Jul 10, 2006 By: Gordon Brown Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  2. "FERC's decision to approve this environmental atrocity is ill-conceived, illogical and illegal," said Blumenthal, a Democrat. "FERC never met an energy project it didn't like. This decision epitomizes the (Bush) administration's lawless love...
    on Mar 20, 2008 By: Richard Blumenthal Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Criminals and lawless gangs are using human shields in Sadr City ...... They are following the steps of the Baathist regime," Maliki said at a press conference earlier Wednesday. "They are trying to gain sympathy but they are using the lies...
    on Apr 30, 2008 By: Nouri al-Maliki Source:

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