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Noun
An individual rule as part of a system of law or religious doctrine
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“Far better were it to live by no laws, than to put this necessity of divination upon a man, and to accuse him of the breach of a law.”
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The system of rules which a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members
“And another ballot was found to have violated state law requiring that candidates for nonpartisan office be listed alphabetically.”
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(the law) The police or law enforcement
“This criminal had somehow managed to avoid the law for most of his life.”
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Legal proceedings against someone
“You'd best pay up before I take you to law.”
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The legal profession
“After much consideration, he decided to pursue a career in law.”
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A female equivalent of a patrolman
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The principle on which an idea, activity or process is based on
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A state in which the laws and rules regulating public behavior are observed
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Fundamental truths or propositions that serve as the foundation for a system of belief, behavior or reasoning
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An established law or practice
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The complete corpus of laws enacted by legislation and currently in effect within a jurisdiction
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The action or manner of controlling or regulating a state, organization, or people
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Something which has been proven to be real
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A document which compiles all, or a significant amount of, a particular jurisdiction's criminal law
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A prophecy or statement made by an oracle
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A deeply serious and somber prayer or entreaty
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A naturally raised area of land, not as high or craggy as a mountain
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A statement or principle having general rather than specific validity or force
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A person who is highly skilled or knowledgeable in their field
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A social or religious custom prohibiting or restricting a particular practice or forbidding association with a particular person, place, or thing
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Political or social authority or control
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The fact of being active or in effect
Verb
Bring action against in court
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