What is the meaning of the word law?

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  1. system rules that particular country community recognizes regulating actions members enforce imposition penalties
  2. individual rule part system
  3. systems subject study basis legal profession
  4. thing regarded having binding force effect formal system rules
  5. police
  6. statutory common
  7. rule defining correct procedure behavior sport
  8. statement fact, deduced from observation, effect that particular natural scientific phenomenon always occurs certain conditions present
  9. generalization based fact event perceived recurrent
  10. body divine commandments expressed Bible other religious texts
  11. Pentateuch distinct from other parts Hebrew Bible (the Prophets Writings)
  12. precepts Pentateuch
  13. according concerned with laws country
  14. behave manner that conventional predictable
  15. resort legal action order settle matter
  16. situation characterized respect obedience rules society
  17. issue instructions other people authoritative dogmatic
  18. punish someone offense according one's ideas justice, especially illegal violent
  19. initiate legal proceedings against someone
  20. used spoken English assert that doing nothing wrong, especially response actual implied criticism
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