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Law 1Definition: 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
Law 2Definition: 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 3Definition: 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 4Definition: An organic rule, as a constitution or charter, establishing and defining the
conditions of the existence of a state or other organized community.
Law 5Definition: Any edict, decree, order, ordinance, statute, resolution, judicial, decision, usage,
etc., or recognized, and enforced, by the controlling authority.
Law 6Definition: 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
Law 7Definition: 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 8Definition: 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 9Definition: Collectively, the whole body of
rules relating to one subject, or emanating from one source; including
writings pertaining to them, and judicial
proceedings under them; as, divine law; English law; Roman law; the law of real property; insurance law.
Law 10Definition: Legal science; jurisprudence; the
principles of equity; applied justice.
Law 11Definition: Trial by the
laws of the land; judicial remedy; litigation; as, to go law.
Law 12Definition: An oath, as in the presence of a court.
Law 13Definition: Same as
Lawe, v. t.
Law 14Definition: An exclamation of mild surprise.
law 15Definition: 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"
law 16Definition: a rule or body of
rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society
law 17Definition: a generalization that
events in nature; "the laws of thermodynamics"
law 18Definition: the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the
principles that lead
courts to make the
decisions they do
law 19Definition: legal document setting forth
rules governing a particular kind of activity; "there is a law against kidnapping"
law 20Definition: the force of policemen and
officers; "the law came looking for him"
law 21Definition: the collection of
rules imposed by authority; "civilization
presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"