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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, polis [UK, dialect, informal], fuzz [informal], the fuzz [informal], boys in blue [informal], Bill [Brit, informal], Old Bill [Brit, informal]

Sounds like: lauded, lor, law

Derived forms: laws

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

Part of: theory

Encyclopedia: Law, Peter