The body of rules and standards issued by a government, or to be applied by courts and similar authorities. (noun)
A particular such rule. (noun)
A written or understood rule that concerns behaviours and the appropriate consequences thereof. Laws are usually associated with mores. (noun)
A well-established, observed physical characteristic or behavior of nature. The word is used to simply identify "what happens," without implying any explanatory mechanism or causation. Compare to theory. (noun)
A statement that is true under specified conditions. (noun)
A category of English "common law" petitions that request monetary relief, as opposed to relief in forms other than a monetary judgment; compare to "equity". (noun)
One of the official rules of cricket as codified by the MCC. (noun)
The police. (noun)
One of the two metaphysical forces of the world in some fantasy settings, as opposed to chaos. (noun)
a tumulus of stones (noun)
a hill (noun)
An exclamation of mild surprise; lawks. (interjection)
Examples of word law
I just really hate it when people twist what the state of the law is, or make extreme claims with colorful language about what is a fairly unexceptional case *under current law*.
It is this feature of the natural law that justifies, on Aquinas's view, our calling the natural law ˜law.™
This involves at least two separate claims: In one sense, it can be understood as a thesis about the concept of law, maintaining that what we call ˜law™ can only be those norms which are backed by sanctions of the political sovereign.
Considering that the current law and society does not recognize this as legally actionable, I think restore may be a small step in the direction of accountability, *but only if it is applied only to those cases that absolutely cannot be prosecuted under current criminal law* I am not refering to provability here, but to whether an alleged act meets the current legal definition of rape.
(TOH-ruh, TAWR-uh, TOY-ruh) The law on which Judaism is founded (torah is Hebrew for law).