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Definitions of law

  1. Same as Lawe, v. t. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the learned profession that is mastered by graduate study in a law school and that is responsible for the judicial system; "he studied law at Yale" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature; "the laws of thermodynamics" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity; "there is a law against kidnapping" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. In general, a rule of being or of conduct, established by an authority able to enforce its will; a controlling regulation; the mode or order according to which an agent or a power acts. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. In morals: The will of God as the rule for the disposition and conduct of all responsible beings toward him and toward each other; a rule of living, conformable to righteousness; the rule of action as obligatory on the conscience or moral nature. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The Jewish or Mosaic code, and that part of Scripture where it is written, in distinction from the gospel; hence, also, the Old Testament. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. An organic rule, as a constitution or charter, establishing and defining the conditions of the existence of a state or other organized community. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Any edict, decree, order, ordinance, statute, resolution, judicial, decision, usage, etc., or recognized, and enforced, by the controlling authority. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. In matematics: The rule according to which anything, as the change of value of a variable, or the value of the terms of a series, proceeds; mode or order of sequence. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. In arts, works, games, etc.: The rules of construction, or of procedure, conforming to the conditions of success; a principle, maxim; or usage; as, the laws of poetry, of architecture, of courtesy, or of whist. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Collectively, the whole body of rules relating to one subject, or emanating from one source; -- including usually the writings pertaining to them, and judicial proceedings under them; as, divine law; English law; Roman law; the law of real property; insurance law. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Legal science; jurisprudence; the principles of equity; applied justice. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Trial by the laws of the land; judicial remedy; litigation; as, to go law. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. An oath, as in the presence of a court. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A rule of action established by authority or custom; the whole body of such binding rules or customs; as, social law; act of a legislative body; legal science; as, he studied law; the legal profession; a rule of science or art; a scientific statement of the action and relation of things in nature, etc.; as, the law of gravitation; an established principle. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. A rule of action laid down or established by authority: edict of a government: statute: the rules of a community or state: a rule or principle of science or art: the whole jurisprudence or the science of law: established usage: that which rules: conformity to law: that which is lawful: a theoretical principle educed from practice or observation: (theol.) the Mosaic code or the books containing it: (B.) the word of God, the Old Testament. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. Rule of action or motion; statute; principle; body of statutes. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. An authoritative rule of action; legislative enactment; commandment; statute. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Legal science; jurisprudence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. A rule of action, prescribed by the supreme power of a state; the body of rules governing a community; a rule in regulation of anything; a theoretical principle; a rule or principle of science or art; a settled principle; jurisprudence; judicial process; a statute. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. A rule of action imposed by some authority, or by the supreme power of a state; a statute; a rule of direction; a settled principle; a rule or axiom of science. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for law

  1. The law is the same for all. – The Soul of a People by H. Fielding
  2. Send your brother- in- law in it. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
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