Disregard or breach of legislation
- individual state of isolation and anxiety resulting from too little social control and legislation
- decreased ethical standards in a society
- Disregard or breach of legislation.
"lawlessness," 1590s, anglicized from French anomie; from Greek anomia "lawlessness," noun of high quality from anomos "without legislation, lawless," from a-, privative prefix, "without" (see an- (1)) + nomos "law" (see numismatics).
(n.) Disregard or violation of legislation.