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law (noun)
1.
a) (1) a binding custom or practice of a community a rule of conduct or action prescribed or formally recognized as binding or enforced by a controlling authority
(2) the whole body of such customs, practices, or rules
(3) - common law
b) (1) the control brought about by the existence or enforcement of such law
(2) the action of laws considered as a means of redressing wrongs , also - litigation
(3) the agency of or an agent of established law
c) a rule or order that it is advisable or obligatory to observe
d) something compatible with or enforceable by established law
e) - control authority
2.
a) often capitalized the revelation of the will of God set forth in the Old Testament
b) capitalized the first part of the Jewish scriptures - pentateuch torah see bible table
3.
a rule of construction or procedure - the laws of poetry
4.
the whole body of laws relating to one subject
5.
a) the legal profession
b) law as a department of knowledge - jurisprudence
c) legal knowledge
6.
a) a statement of an order or relation of phenomena that so far as is known is invariable under the given conditions
b) a general relation proved or assumed to hold between mathematical or logical expressions
law (verb)
intransitive verb
transitive verb
- litigate chiefly dialect to sue or prosecute at law
Law (biographical name)
(Andrew) Bon*ar 1858–1923 British (Canad.-born) statesman - bixlaw02.wav ˈbä-nər
Law (biographical name)
Edward 1750–1818 1st Baron Eng. jurist - El*len*bor*ough bixlaw03.wav!e-lun-+bur-u bixlaw03.wav ˈe-lən-ˌbər-ə, -ˌbə-rə, -brə
Law (biographical name)
John 1671–1729 Scot. financier & speculator
Law (biographical name)
William 1686–1761 Eng. writer
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
law (noun)
1.
a rule of conduct or action laid down by a governing authority and especially a legislature
SYNONIMS:
act, bill, constitution, enactment, ordinance, statute
RELATED WORDS:
command, commandment, decree, dictate, directive, edict, fiat, ruling; bylaw, ground rule, regulation, rule; amendment, legislation; common law, martial law; blue law; prohibition, proscription, restriction; canon, capitulary, encyclical
NEAR ANTONYMS:
higher law
law (noun)
2.
a collection or system of rules of conduct
SYNONIMS:
canon, constitution, decalogue, law
RELATED WORDS:
discipline, establishment; common law, legislation
law (noun)
3.
the department of government that keeps order, fights crime, and enforces statutes
SYNONIMS:
law
RELATED WORDS:
judiciary, jurisprudence, justice
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