Lawfulness vs Lawlessness - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between lawfulness and lawlessness

is that lawfulness is property of being lawful, of obeying the law while lawlessness is a lack of law and order; anarchy.

lawfulness

English

Noun

(-)
  • Property of being lawful, of obeying the law.
  • His extreme lawfulness made him righteous, but did it make him merciful?

    lawlessness

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • a lack of law and order; anarchy
  • defiance of the law; outlawry