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English noun: lawlessness

1. lawlessness (state) a state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government)


Broader (hypernym)disorder

Narrower (hyponym)nihilism

Domain categoryadministration, governance, governing, government, government activity

2. lawlessness (attribute) illegality as a consequence of unlawful acts; defiance of the law


Broader (hypernym)illegality

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