lawlessness


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lawlessness

noun actions in defiance of the law, criminal anarchy, disreputable conduct, felonious connuct, havoc, illegal conduct, insidious behavior, insubordinaaion to the rule of law, irresponsible conduct, lawbreaking activity, mutinous conduct, outlawed conduct, rebellious conduct, recalcitrant conduct, revolutionary conduct, riotous behavior, seditious activity, subversive actions, uncontrolled actions, ungovernable actions, unlicensed behavior, unsuppressed conduct, untoward behavior, unwarrantable behavvor, wrongful action
Associated concepts: international law, rule of law
See also: anarchy, burglary, criminality, delinquency, disorder, illegality, irregularity, lynch law, misconduct, misdeed, misdoing, misrule, offense, racket, revolution, riot, wrong
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The course of lawlessness should not be pursued for the sake of justice and no damage should be caused to state buildings and vehicles in the guise of some tragedy, he remarked.
Addressing the workers' convention at Amazai, Babak said the whole province was besieged by lawlessness and target killing has become a profitable business while the provincial government has arranged a gala of dancing and singing at Islamabad.
Both Secretary home and Inspector General of Police Sindh will on the advisory board of the proposed thank think which will ponder over suggesting new ways that may put an end to the lawlessness which has not been controlled through any means, including hearing at the apex court and constants visits of the premier of Pakistan to the city.
It called on Libyans of all political stripes "to rise above partisan interests and… work by all means to prevent inflaming tensions which could lead the country to slide into lawlessness and chaos.
As Libya prepares to commemorate three years since the uprising that ousted and killed dictator Muammar Gaddafi, the country is haunted by a nightmare of lawlessness that has overshadowed people's dreams of a better life.
Observing that such lawlessness cannot be allowed to prevail, the high court has now directed the state authorities to amend security arrangement and make provisions at all such homes as per the Juvenile Justice Act immediately.
RAMALLAH, December 23, 2013 (WAFA) -- Lawlessness will not be
Mountains of garbage reek in the streets and lawlessness prevails within a crippling infrastructure.
We urge Egypt to contain the lawlessness in the Sinai Peninsula -- this is imperative in order to keep our two nations firmly on the path of peace," the Israeli minister told reporters at a meeting of the Foreign Press Association in Jerusalem.
An awareness of law, as well as lawlessness is vital.
SEVERE sentences will be handed out to anyone who takes part in the kind of lawlessness which caused "mayhem" across the country in the summer, judges warned yesterday.
They said they are "ready for joint actions in response to lawlessness, regardless of who suffers from this lawlessness.