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    law - Dictionary definition and meaning for word law

    Definition
    (noun) the collection of rules imposed by authority
    Synonyms : jurisprudence
    Example Sentence
    • civilization presupposes respect for the law
    • the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order
    Definition
    (noun) legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
    Example Sentence
    • there is a law against kidnapping
    Definition
    (noun) a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society
    Synonyms : natural law
    Definition
    (noun) a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature
    Synonyms : law of nature
    Example Sentence
    • the laws of thermodynamics
    Definition
    (noun) the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do Definition
    (noun) the learned profession that is mastered by graduate study in a law school and that is responsible for the judicial system
    Synonyms : practice of law
    Example Sentence
    • he studied law at Yale
    Definition
    (noun) the force of policemen and officers
    Example Sentence
    • the law came looking for him
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