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Law 1

Definition: 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 2

Definition: 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 3

Definition: 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 4

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

Law 5

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

Law 6

Definition: 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 7

Definition: 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 8

Definition: 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 9

Definition: 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 10

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

Law 11

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

Law 12

Definition: An oath, as in the presence of a court.

Law 13

Definition: Same as Lawe, v. t.

Law 14

Definition: An exclamation of mild surprise.

law 15

Definition: 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 16

Definition: a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society

law 17

Definition: a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature; "the laws of thermodynamics"

law 18

Definition: the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do

law 19

Definition: legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity; "there is a law against kidnapping"

law 20

Definition: the force of policemen and officers; "the law came looking for him"

law 21

Definition: the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"


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