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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the set of rules that people in a society must follow.
Each country has its own system of law.
code, constitution
similar words:
custom, rule
definition 2: any one rule that government makes and that people in a society must obey.
According to the law, you must be eighteen years of age to vote.
act, principle, regulation, rule
similar words:
canon, command, commandment, decree, dictate, guideline, mandate, order
definition 3: a force or principle that something is based on.
"What goes up must come down" is a law of nature.
similar words:
force, rule, truth
definition 4: the science, study, or profession dealing with legal matters.
One must go to school for many years in order to have a career in law.
definition 5: the people or groups who enforce the rules in a society (used with "the").
He's in trouble with the law again.
authorities, cops, police
similar words:
bulls, sheriff
Word Builder: law +
  • lawful:
    according to the law; allowed by law.
  • unlawful:
    against the law; not allowed by law.
  • lawfully:
    in a lawful way; legal.
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conventionally associated with the law
similar to law
some actions associated with the law
some broader categories that include law
some kinds of laws
some people associated with the laws
some places associated with the lawful
some qualities of the law
some stages in the process of the laws
some violations of the law
state of being without law