Origin of lex
First recorded in 1490–1500, lex is from the Latin word lēx
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]
- let the welfare of the people be the supreme law: a motto of Missouri.
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Examples from the Web for lex
The co-owner of Metropolis Collectables, Vincent has Wolverine mutton chops, a Tony Stark goatee, and Lex Luthor swagger.The Holy Grail of Comic Books Hid in Plain Site at New York Comic Con
October 14, 2014
Instead, it seems to be packed with incompetents who make the Watergate burglars look like Lex Luthor.Mississippi Tea Party Goes Watergate
June 6, 2014
Lex Fajardo, creator of the graphic novel series Kid Beowulf, really likes Loki, too.How Marvel’s Loki Became A Bi-curious Villain
November 9, 2013
Bryan Cranston has reportedly been cast as Lex Luthor in a Man of Steel sequel.Bryan Cranston As Lex Luthor, Madonna Tops Highest Paid Celebs List
August 26, 2013
Thankfully, neither iteration relies on lazy storylines involving kryptonite or Lex Luthor (at least not yet).‘Man of Steel’ Is Fun to Watch, But It’s Still a Failure. Here’s Why.
June 15, 2013
The sense of strigilis is supported by Suidas; see Sturz's Lex.
Isaac showed off, all right, with his 'Bipets are sings vis two lex!'Patchwork
Anna Balmer Myers
This was the old English law (lex Edwardi) on which they relied.
The book, it has well been said, is the lex possessionis of that land.
The code was the Lex Talionis modified by the rank and influence of the defendant.Savage Island
Basil C. Thomson
- a system or body of laws
- a particular specified law
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