Definition of lawlessness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

lawlessness

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈlɔːləsnəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɔːləsnəs//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the fact that laws do not exist, or are not obeyed or respected The climate here is one of violence and lawlessness.