leges

[ lee-jeez; Latin le-ges ]
/ ˈli dʒiz; Latin ˈlɛ gɛs /
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noun

plural of lex.

Nearby words

  1. legendry,
  2. leger,
  3. leger line,
  4. legerdemain,
  5. legerity,
  6. legg's disease,
  7. legg-calvé-perthes disease,
  8. legg-perthes disease,
  9. legged,
  10. leggie

lex

[ leks ]
/ lɛks /

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

Origin of lex

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

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leges

/ (ˈliːdʒiːz) /

noun

the plural of lex

lex

/ (lɛks) /

noun plural leges (ˈliːdʒiːz)

a system or body of laws
a particular specified law

Word Origin for lex

Latin

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