law

  • 1 law — / lȯ/ n [Old English lagu, of Scandinavian origin] 1: a rule of conduct or action prescribed or formally recognized as binding or enforced by a controlling authority: as a: a command or provision enacted by a legislature see also statute 1 b:… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 law, at — adj. Pertaining to law; related to the law or the legal profession. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Law Ct. — Law Court …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 4 law — That which is laid down, ordained, or established. A rule or method according to which phenomena or actions co exist or follow each other. Law, in its generic sense, is a body of rules of action or conduct prescribed by controlling authority, and …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 5 Law — (l[add]), n. [OE. lawe, laghe, AS. lagu, from the root of E. lie: akin to OS. lag, Icel. l[ o]g, Sw. lag, Dan. lov; cf. L. lex, E. legal. A law is that which is laid, set, or fixed; like statute, fr. L. statuere to make to stand. See {Lie} to be… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Law — [From Old English lagu something laid down or fixed ; legal comes from Latin legalis , from lex law , statute ( [http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=law searchmode=none Law] , Online Etymology Dictionary; [http://www.merriam… …

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  • 7 Law — /law/, n. 1. Andrew Bonar /bon euhr/, 1858 1923, English statesman, born in Canada: prime minister 1922 23. 2. John, 1671 1729, Scottish financier. 3. William, 1686 1761, English clergyman and devotional writer. * * * I Discipline and profession… …

    Universalium

  • 8 Law — • By law in the widest sense is understood that exact guide, rule, or authoritative standard by which a being is moved to action or held back from it Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Law     Law …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 9 law — [lɔː ǁ lɒː] noun 1. [singular, uncountable] LAW the whole system of rules that citizens of a country must obey: • It is against the law (= illegal ) for children to work before they are fifteen. • There were easy profits for businessmen who were… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 10 law — W1S1 [lo: US lo:] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(system of rules)¦ 2¦(a rule)¦ 3 law and order 4¦(police)¦ 5¦(what always happens)¦ 6¦(study/profession)¦ 7¦(sport/activity)¦ 8 the law of the jungle 9 the law of averages 10 be a …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 law — [ lɔ ] noun *** ▸ 1 rule or set of rules ▸ 2 profession of lawyers ▸ 3 study of rules ▸ 4 explanation of process ▸ 5 the police ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count an official rule that people must obey: The new law will be passed by the Senate in the spring …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 LAW — bezeichnet: The Law, britische Rockband alternative Umschrift des chinesischen Familiennamens Luo Law (Texas), Stadt in Texas Law ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Alexandre Jacques Bernard Law de Lauriston (1768–1828), französischer… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 13 Law — bezeichnet: Law (Texas), Stadt in Texas The Law, britische Rockband alternative Umschrift des chinesischen Familiennamens Luo Law ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Alexandre Jacques Bernard Law de Lauriston (1768–1828), französischer… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 14 law — [lô] n. [ME lawe < OE lagu < Anglo Norm * lagu, akin to ON lǫg, pl. of lag, something laid down or settled < IE base * legh , to lie down > LIE1] 1. a) all the rules of conduct established and enforced by the authority, legislation,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 15 LAW (J.) — La personnalité de Law mériterait de retenir l’attention, car il a – reprenant les idées émises par l’économiste Charles Davenant et par Vauban sur le développement de la richesse – démontré l’importance du crédit en répandant en France le papier …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 16 law — 1 Law, rule, regulation, precept, statute, ordinance, canon all designate a principle laid down or accepted as governing conduct, action, or procedure. Law, rule, and precept are also used as collective nouns to denote a body of laws, rules, or… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 17 law — ► NOUN 1) a rule or system of rules recognized by a country or community as regulating the actions of its members and enforced by the imposition of penalties. 2) such rules as a subject of study or as the basis of the legal profession. 3) statute …

    English terms dictionary

  • 18 Law — Law, Andrew Bonar * * * (as used in expressions) blue law common law estate law Law, (Andrew) Bonar Law, John Montgomery (del Alamein), Bernard Law Montgomery, 1 vizconde Olmsted, Frederick Law Poor Law …

    Enciclopedia Universal

  • 19 LAW — с английского языка переводится как закон. Может означать: LAW 80  ручной противотанковый гранатомет одноразового применения. M72 LAW американский одноразовый противотанковый гранатомёт. Unwritten Law американская рок группа, образованная в… …

    Википедия

  • 20 LAW — may refer to:* Lightweight anti tank weapon or light anti tank weapon, e.g. the US Army M72 LAW or the British Army LAW 80 *Palestinian Society for the Protection of Human Rights (also known as LAW) *League of American Bicyclists, formerly known… …

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