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Noun: Laws  loz
  1. The first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit
    - Torah, Pentateuch
Noun: law  lo
  1. The collection of rules imposed by authority
    "civilization presupposes respect for the law";
    - jurisprudence
     
  2. Legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
    "there is a law against kidnapping"
     
  3. A rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society
    - natural law
     
  4. A generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature
    "the laws of thermodynamics";
    - law of nature
     
  5. The branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do
    - jurisprudence, legal philosophy
     
  6. 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";
    - practice of law
     
  7. The force of policemen and officers
    "the law came looking for him";
    - police, police force, constabulary

Sounds like: law, llaws, l

Type of: accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection, concept, conception, construct, force, instrument, law enforcement agency, learned profession, legal document, legal instrument, official document, personnel, philosophy, religious text, religious writing, sacred text, sacred writing

Part of: Hebrew Scripture, Old Testament, Tanach, Tanakh, theory

Encyclopedia: Laws, Samuel Spahr

Law, Sallie Chapman Gordon