lex

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


Nearby words

  1. lewisohn, ludwig,
  2. lewisson,
  3. lewiston,
  4. lewisville,
  5. lewy bodies,
  6. lex loci,
  7. lex non scripta,
  8. lex scripta,
  9. lex talionis,
  10. lex.

Origin of lex

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

lex.

salus populi suprema lex esto

[sah-loo s paw-poo-lee soo-prey-mah leks es-toh; English sey-luh s pop-yuh-lahy-soo-pree-muh leks es-toh]

Latin.

let the welfare of the people be the supreme law: a motto of Missouri.
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British Dictionary definitions for lex

lex

noun plural leges (ˈliːdʒiːz)

a system or body of laws
a particular specified law

Word Origin for lex

Latin

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