20 entries found for law. The first 10 are listed below.
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Main Entry: law
Pronunciation: primarystresslodot
Function: noun
1 a : a rule of conduct or action laid down and enforced by the supreme governing authority (as the legislature) of a community or established by custom b : the whole collection of such rules <the law of the land> c : the control brought about by enforcing rules <forces of law and order> d : trial in a court to decide what is just and right according to the laws <go to law> e : an agent or agency for enforcing laws
2 capitalized : the first part of the Jewish scriptures -- compare HAGIOGRAPHA, PROPHETS
3 : a basic rule or principle <the laws of poetry>
4 a : the profession of a lawyer b : the branch of knowledge that deals with laws and their interpretation and application <study law>
5 : a rule or principle stating something that always works in the same way under the same conditions <the law of gravity>


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