laws meaning

Pronunciation:   "laws" in a sentence
Noun: Laws  loz
  1. The first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit
    - Torah, Pentateuch
Noun: law  lo
  1. The collection of rules imposed by authority
    "civilization presupposes respect for the law"
    - jurisprudence 
  2. Legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
    "there is a law against kidnapping" 
  3. A rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society
    - natural law 
  4. A generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature
    "the laws of thermodynamics"
    - law of nature 
  5. The branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do
    - jurisprudence, legal philosophy 
  6. The learned profession that is mastered by graduate study in a law school and that is responsible for the judicial system
    "he studied law at Yale"
    - practice of law 
  7. The force of policemen and officers
    "the law came looking for him"
    - police, police force, constabulary

Sounds like: lores

See also: juridic, lawyer, legal, medicolegal

Type of: accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection, concept, conception, construct, force, instrument, law enforcement agency, learned profession, legal document, legal instrument, official document, personnel, philosophy, religious text, religious writing, sacred text, sacred writing

Part of: Hebrew Scripture, Old Testament, Tanach, Tanakh, theory

Encyclopedia: Laws Laws, California

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The science or philosophy of law. Also,the application of the principles of law and justice to health and medicine.


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  1. he's going to put me through law school.
  2. our antitrust laws have been too severe.
  3. she had to work her way through law school.
  4. law is the reflection of economic conditions.
  5. the powers of a judge are defined by law.

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