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Law (IPA: /ˈɫɑ/, /ˈɫɔ/)


Law (n.)

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.

Law (n.)

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.

Law (n.)

The Jewish or Mosaic code, and that part of Scripture where it is written, in distinction from the gospel; hence, also, the Old Testament.

Law (n.)

An organic rule, as a constitution or charter, establishing and defining the conditions of the existence of a state or other organized community.

Law (n.)

Any edict, decree, order, ordinance, statute, resolution, judicial, decision, usage, etc., or recognized, and enforced, by the controlling authority.

Law (n.)

In philosophy and physics: A rule of being, operation, or change, so certain and constant that it is conceived of as imposed by the will of God or by some controlling authority; as, the law of gravitation; the laws of motion; the law heredity; the laws of thought; the laws of cause and effect; law of self-preservation.

Law (n.)

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.

Law (n.)

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.

Law (n.)

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.

Law (n.)

Legal science; jurisprudence; the principles of equity; applied justice.

Law (n.)

Trial by the laws of the land; judicial remedy; litigation; as, to go law.

Law (n.)

An oath, as in the presence of a court.

Law (v. t.)

Same as Lawe, v. t.

Law (interj.)

An exclamation of mild surprise.

Law

System of rules and guidelines, generally backed by governmental authority

Law

Universal principle that describes the fundamental nature of something, the universal properties and the relationships between things, or a description that purports to explain these principles and relationships

Law

Measure of a stochastic process

Law

Village in South Lanarkshire, Scotland

Law

American rock band, originating from Ohio

Law (Last Name / Surname)

Law is the #1,089 most common last name / surname from the 2010 United States Census. The census reported that 32,122 people had that surname.

Example Sentence (Quote)

" "I also discovered Larry's First Law of Language Redesign: Everyone wants the colon." - Larry Wall

Example Sentence (Quote)

" "There's no justice, John! There is no reason at all for me to be kept here!"" - Law

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [Fitzy: Where's your boy?] He's studying law at Notre Dame." - Fictional last words in films

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [T]o violate the law is to trample on the blood of his father, and to tear the charter of his own and his children's liberty. Let reverence for the laws be breathed... When I so pressingly urge a strict observance of all the laws, let me not be understood as saying there are no bad laws, or that grievances may not arise for the redress of which no legal provisions have been made. I mean to say no such thing. But I do mean to say that although bad laws, if they exist, should be repealed as soon as possible.. There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law." - Law

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [The law of evolution states that] complexity increases in terms of differentiation and structure." - Kenneth Boulding


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