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nomology

[ noh-mol-uh-jee ]
/ noʊˈmɒl ə dʒi /
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noun

the science of law or laws.
the science of the laws of the mind.

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Origin of nomology

First recorded in 1835–45; nomo- + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM nomology

nom·o·log·i·cal [nom-uh-loj-i-kuhl, noh-muh-], /ˌnɒm əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ˌnoʊ mə-/, adjectiveno·mol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for nomology

nomology
/ (nɒmˈɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the science of law and law-making
the branch of science concerned with the formulation of laws explaining natural phenomena

Derived forms of nomology

nomologist, noun
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