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An individual rule as part of a system of law
“He was above the law and could not be constrained either by the courts or by laws passed by Congress.”
The body of divine commandments as expressed in the Bible or other religious texts
“The Pharisees shared this commitment to the Law and saw law keeping as a primary religious duty.”
The system of rules which a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members and which it may enforce by the imposition of penalties
“And another ballot was found to have violated state law requiring that candidates for nonpartisan office be listed alphabetically.”
The department of government that keeps order, fights crime, and enforces statutes
“… a petty thief who had somehow managed to avoid the law for most of his life.”
A rule defining correct procedure or behaviour in a sport
“Before long the sports law will be amended to bring about fair play and equality in the voting system.”
The profession that deals with such rules (as lawyers, judges, police officers, etc)
Litigation, legal action (as a means of maintaining or restoring order, redressing wrongs, etc)
“If you lot don't stop fighting I'll have the law round.”
“A career in law.”
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