nomo-


a combining form meaning “custom,” “law,” used in the formation of compound words: nomology.

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Origin of nomo-

< Greek nomo-, combining form of nómos law, custom; akin to némein to manage, control
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British Dictionary definitions for nomo-

nomo-

combining form

indicating law or customnomology

Word Origin for nomo-

from Greek nomos law, custom
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