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definition of the word law

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Old English lagu, from Prehistoric Old Norse *lagu, later lög (pl.)[1].

Singular
law

Plural
countable and uncountable; laws

law (countable and uncountable; plural laws)

  1. A written or understood rule that concerns behaviours and the appropriate consequences thereof. Laws are usually associated with mores.
  2. (uncountable) The body of rules issued by the legislative authority.
  3. (uncountable) The body of rules and standards to be applied by courts and similar authorities
  4. A one-sided contract.
  5. A well-established, observed physical characteristic or behavior of nature.
    Newton and Einstein understood the law of gravitation in very different ways.
  6. (mathematics) A statement that is true under specified conditions.
  7. A category of English "common law" petitions that request monetary relief, as opposed to relief in forms other than a monetary judgment; compare to "equity".
  8. (cricket) One of the official rules of cricket as codified by the MCC.
  9. (slang, uncountable) The police.
    Here comes the law — run!


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