leges

[lee-jeez; Latin le-ges]

lex

[leks]
noun, plural le·ges [lee-jeez; Latin le-ges] /ˈli dʒiz; Latin ˈlɛ gɛs/.
  1. law1.

Origin of lex

First recorded in 1490–1500, lex is from the Latin word lēx
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leges

noun
  1. the plural of lex

lex

noun plural leges (ˈliːdʒiːz)
  1. a system or body of laws
  2. a particular specified law

Word Origin for lex

Latin
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