- 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
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
The ex-lawer of dogs had, it must be confessed, most of the instincts of the street-corner preacher.
The lawer-of-dogs was not anxious to leave his sleep and wander through the night.
The lawer of dogs sat him down beside his friend, and, taking out his knife, began to whet it upon a hone.
The quick eye of the old lawer-of-dogs saw at once that the animal was injured and could not go very fast.
If he is an ante-corn-lawer, then he is a manufacturer that wants to grind the poor instead of grain.The Attache|Thomas Chandler Haliburton
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