|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (a.) Contrary to, or unauthorized by, law; illegal; as, a lawless claim.
2. (a.) Not subject to, or restrained by, the law of morality or of society; as, lawless men or behavior.
3. (a.) Not subject to the laws of nature; uncontrolled.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
lo'-les (anomos): While occurring but once in the King James Version (1 Timothy 1:9), is translated in various ways, e.g. "without law" (1 Corinthians 9:21); "unlawful" (2 Peter 2:8 the King James Version); "lawless" (1 Timothy 1:9); "transgressor" (Mark 15:28 Luke 22:37); "wicked" (Acts 2:23 the King James Version; 2 Thessalonians 2:8 the King James Version). When Paul claims to be "without law," he has reference to those things in the ceremonial law which might well be passed over, and not to the moral law. Paul was by no means an antinomian. Those are "lawless" who break the law of the Decalogue; hence, those who disobey the commandment, "Honor thy father and thy mother," are lawless (1 Timothy 1:9). The civil law is also the law of God. Those breaking it are lawless, hence, called "transgressors." Those who are unjust in their dealings are also "lawless"; for this reason the hands of Pilate and those who with him unjustly condemned Jesus are called "wicked (unlawful) hands" (Acts 2:23 the King James Version). The most notable example of lawlessness is the Antichrist, that "wicked (lawless) one" (2 Thessalonians 2:8).
Lawless (16 Occurrences)
Mark 15:28 And the scripture was fulfilled which says, And he was reckoned with the lawless. (BBE WBS)
Luke 22:37 For I tell you that those words of Scripture must yet find their fulfilment in me: 'And He was reckoned among the lawless'; for indeed that saying about me has its accomplishment." (WEY DBY YLT)
Acts 2:23 him, being delivered up by the determined counsel and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by the hand of lawless men, crucified and killed; (WEB ASV DBY YLT RSV)
Romans 4:7 Blessed they whose lawlessnesses have been forgiven, and whose sins have been covered: (Root in DBY YLT NAS)
2 Thessalonians 2:8 Then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will kill with the breath of his mouth, and destroy by the manifestation of his coming; (WEB WEY ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Thessalonians 2:9 The appearing of the Lawless one will be attended by various miracles and tokens and delusive marvels--for so Satan works-- (WEY RSV NIV)
1 Timothy 1:9 as knowing this, that law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Titus 2:14 who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all lawlessness, and purify to himself a peculiar people, zealous for good works. (Root in DBY YLT NAS)
Hebrews 8:12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness. I will remember their sins and lawless deeds no more." (WEB DBY YLT)
Hebrews 10:17 and their sins and their lawlessnesses I will never remember any more. (Root in DBY YLT NAS NIV)
1 Peter 4:3 for sufficient to us 'is' the past time of life the will of the nations to have wrought, having walked in lasciviousnesses, desires, excesses of wines, revelings, drinking-bouts, and unlawful idolatries, (See RSV)
2 Peter 2:7 and delivered righteous Lot, who was very distressed by the lustful life of the wicked (See NIV)
2 Peter 2:8 (for that righteous man dwelling among them, was tormented in his righteous soul from day to day with seeing and hearing lawless deeds): (WEB WEY BBE YLT NAS RSV)
2 Peter 3:17 You therefore, beloved, knowing these things beforehand, beware, lest being carried away with the error of the wicked, you fall from your own steadfastness. (See RSV NIV)
2 Samuel 3:33 The king lamented for Abner, and said, "Should Abner die as a fool dies? (See NIV)
2 Chronicles 28:19 For Jehovah humbled Judah because of Ahaz king of Israel, for he had made Judah lawless, and transgressed much against Jehovah. (DBY)