lawing

[ law-ing ]
/ ˈlɔ ɪŋ /

noun Scot.

a bill, especially for food or drink in a tavern.

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Origin of lawing

1525–35; obsolete Scots law bill, Middle English (dial.) lagh < Old Norse lag price, tax, proper place (cf. law1) + -ing1

Words nearby lawing

Definition for lawing (2 of 3)

law1
[ law ]
/ lɔ /

noun

verb (used with object)

Chiefly Dialect. to sue or prosecute.
British. (formerly) to expeditate (an animal).

Origin of law

1
before 1000; Middle English law(e), lagh(e), Old English lagu < Old Norse *lagu, early plural of lag layer, stratum, a laying in order, fixed tune, (in collective sense) law; akin to lay1, lie2

OTHER WORDS FROM law

law·like, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH law

law hypothesis theory (see synonym study at theory)

Definition for lawing (3 of 3)

law3
[ law ]
/ lɔ /

verb (used with or without object), noun Obsolete.

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British Dictionary definitions for lawing (1 of 4)

Law
/ (lɔː) /

noun

Andrew Bonar (ˈbɒnə). 1858–1923, British Conservative statesman, born in Canada; prime minister (1922–23)
Denis. born 1940, Scottish footballer; a striker, he played for Manchester United (1962–73) and Scotland (30 goals in 55 games, 1958–74); European Footballer of the Year (1964)
John. 1671–1729, Scottish financier. He founded the first bank in France (1716) and the Mississippi Scheme for the development of Louisiana (1717), which collapsed due to excessive speculation
Jude . born 1972, British film actor, who starred in The Talented Mr Ripley (1999), Cold Mountain (2003), and Sherlock Holmes (2009)
William. 1686–1761, British Anglican divine, best known for A Serious Call to a Holy and Devout Life (1728)

British Dictionary definitions for lawing (2 of 4)

law1
/ (lɔː) /

noun

Other words from law

Related adjectives: judicial, jural, juridical, legal

Word Origin for law

Old English lagu, from Scandinavian; compare Icelandic lög (pl) things laid down, law

British Dictionary definitions for lawing (3 of 4)

law2
/ (lɔː) /

noun

Scot a hill, esp one rounded in shape

Word Origin for law

Old English hlǣw

British Dictionary definitions for lawing (4 of 4)

law3
/ (lɔː) /

adjective

a Scot word for low 1
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Medical definitions for lawing

law
[ lô ]

n.

A rule of conduct or procedure established by custom, agreement, or authority.
A set of rules or principles for a specific area of a legal system.
A piece of enacted legislation.
A formulation describing a relationship observed to be invariable between or among phenomena for all cases in which the specified conditions are met.
A generalization based on consistent experience or results.
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Scientific definitions for lawing

law
[ lô ]

A statement that describes invariable relationships among phenomena under a specified set of conditions. Boyle's law, for instance, describes what will happen to the volume of an ideal gas if its pressure changes and its temperature remains the same. The conditions under which some physical laws hold are idealized (for example, there are no ideal gases in the real world), thus some physical laws apply universally but only approximately. See Note at hypothesis.
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Idioms and Phrases with lawing

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