- a statement of a relation or sequence of phenomena invariable under the same conditions.
- a mathematical rule.
verb (used with object)
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Idioms for law
- to state one's views authoritatively.
- to give a command in an imperious manner: The manager laid down the law to the workers.
Origin of law1
synonym study for law
OTHER WORDS FROM lawlawlike, adjective
Words nearby law
Definition for law (2 of 5)
adjective, adverb, noun Obsolete.
Definition for law (3 of 5)
verb (used with or without object), noun Obsolete.
Definition for law (4 of 5)
interjection Older Use.
Origin of law4
Definition for law (5 of 5)
Example sentences from the Web for law
In Wisconsin, the Green Party effort to get on the ballot was boosted by help from some Republicans and a prominent law firm that does work for the GOP.
Most recently, he took a big shot at the traditional legal industry with Atrium, a law firm and legal software startup that raised big rounds of funding before shuttering earlier this year.With Goat Capital, Justin Kan and Robin Chan want to keep founding alongside the right teams|Eric Eldon|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
Fischer stressed that these updates, together with Breonna’s Law, are “substantial” and create a new level of scrutiny for obtaining search warrants.The policing reforms in the Breonna Taylor settlement, explained|Fabiola Cineas|September 17, 2020|Vox
Last October, President Jair Bolsonaro signed a law compelling federal bodies to share most of the data they hold on Brazilian citizens and consolidate it in a vast, centralized database.Podcast: COVID-19 is helping turn Brazil into a surveillance state|Anthony Green|September 16, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Quinn has worked as an elections official in Virginia with von Spakovsky and has co-taught a law school course with him.No Democrats Allowed: A Conservative Lawyer Holds Secret Voter Fraud Meetings With State Election Officials|by Mike Spies, Jake Pearson and Jessica Huseman|September 15, 2020|ProPublica
Unless there is a court decision that changes our law, we are OK.
Submission is set in a France seven years from now that is dominated by a Muslim president intent on imposing Islamic law.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A few days later, Bush replied, “We will uphold the law in Florida.”
To those who agreed with him, Bush pledged that the law against same-sex marriage would remain intact.
Obviously, the first obligation of all liberal democratic governments is to enforce the rule of law.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive|Ayaan Hirsi Ali|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
These may be the least in the kingdom of heaven, but by the law of moral equation they can not be excluded.The Theistic Conception of the World|B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) Cocker
We encounter much difficulty in attempting to reduce these various facts to any rule or law.
Inter-marriage had been rendered possible by a change in the law, and social intermixture was going on.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind|Herbert George Wells
Religious thought, like all else, is subject to a law of evolution, and therefore passes through regular stages.Evolution|Joseph Le Conte
But the strong arm of the law was apparently under its pillow in delicious slumber.Pee-wee Harris on the Trail|Percy Keese Fitzhugh
British Dictionary definitions for law (1 of 4)
- the condition and control enforced by such rules
- (in combination)lawcourt
- the legal or judicial system
- the profession or practice of law
- informal the police or a policeman
Other words from lawRelated adjectives: judicial, jural, juridical, legal
Word Origin for law
British Dictionary definitions for law (2 of 4)
Word Origin for law
British Dictionary definitions for law (3 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for law (4 of 4)
Medical definitions for law
Scientific definitions for law
Idioms and Phrases with law
In addition to the idioms beginning with law
- law and order
- law of averages
- law of the jungle
- law unto oneself
- above suspicion (the law)
- lay down the law
- letter of the law
- long arm of the law
- Murphy's law
- possession is nine points of the law
- take the law into one's hands
- unwritten law