in defiance of the law

See: lawless
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After long, sweet sleep under the dry stars came the lordly, leisurely passage through a waking village - begging-bowl held forth in silence, but eyes roving in defiance of the Law from sky's edge to sky's edge.
The heinous nature of this offence must be sufficiently apparent to every Christian, inasmuch as it is committed in defiance of the laws of our religion, and of the express commands of Him who founded that religion.
Polygamy has been allowed in the province of British Columbia for some time in defiance of the law.