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See also: Lawless
- Not governed by any law.
- Prohibited by law; unlawful, illegal.
- c. 1587–1588, [Christopher Marlowe], Tamburlaine the Great. […] The First Part […], part 1, 2nd edition, London: […] [R. Robinson for] Richard Iones, […], published 1592, OCLC 932920499; reprinted as Tamburlaine the Great (A Scolar Press Facsimile), Menston, Yorkshire; London: Scolar Press, 1973, →ISBN, Act II, scene ii:
- This countrey ſwarmes with vile outragious men,
That liue by rapine and by lawleſſe ſpoile,
Fit ſouldiers for the wicked Tamburlaine.
- 1782, Euripides, “Iphegenia in Aulis”, in Michael Wodhull, transl., The Nineteen Tragedies and Fragments of Euripides. [...] In Four Volumes, volume II, London: […] Thomas Payne and Son, […], OCLC 1003985431, page 210:
- For ſure the Gods / Are not devoid of wiſdom, but perceive / What oaths are lawleſs and by force extorted.
- Not restrained by the law or by discipline; disorderly, unruly.
not governed by the law
not restrained by the law
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