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Synonyms for masterless

having no lord or master


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These systems operate on a masterless peer-to-peer (P2P) network scheme.
99 JAPANESEAmerican fantasy action film depicting a fictional account of the 47 Ronin, a real-life group of masterless samurai.
His family is exiled and his warriors are ordered into isolation and become ronin, or masterless.
Kuranosuke Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada) and Asano's samurai guards are now masterless 'ronin' and Kira banishes them.
The Matatabimono (the masterless samurai) film is considered the male weepie of the 1920s-30s, while the 'drifter' films became the male weepies of 1960s.
Further, they used the very instability wrought by the city's economic, social, and political changes to argue that pity and mercy shown to defendants would kindle obedience and morality in the rootless and masterless.
In a sense, Stevens becomes an English version of that classic Japanese figure, the ronin, the masterless retainer who is still tied by firm bands to the master: "Nothing could be less accurate than to suggest that I regret my association with such a gentleman.
Set just after Japan opened its borders to the West in 1853, you're tossed into a world of opportunity and uncertainty as a masterless samurai looking to make a name for yourself.
See HERZOG, supra note 2, at 215 (clarifying that the author is not arguing that "consent theory has outlived its usefulness" because we are "still in large part a world of masterless men"); Bell, supra note 3, at 29 (using human autonomy to argue that "aretaic moral philosophies should value consent as a necessary constituent of human flourishing").
As a vagabond, he is one of an entrepreneurial class of masterless men who exploited the language of Christian charity and social obligation for personal profit.
CouchDB offers a masterless, simple and efficient replication, allowing an application to be run across multiple Jelastic hosting providers, providing redundancy against downtime.
In The Weeding of Covent Garden, Brome depicts Covent Garden as a place where the young sons of the gentry cavort with masterless men and prostitutes at the same time their fathers try to domesticate it to maximize their profits.
Even Labour had its own vision of the masterless "freeborn Englishman" of the nation's past, the backbone of a pre-industrial (or, alternatively, hopefully looking ahead, to a post-industrial) "Golden Age" that gave socialism a claim to its own, uniquely English, pedigree.
Provides a completely masterless and distributed control plane.
What disturbs Stowe most about the Southern poor is that they are masterless and rootless, unlike the Northern working class that are well controlled by their employers.