Dictionary Results for law

1. law - noun

· the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Synonym(s): jurisprudence

Hypernym(s): collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage

2. law - noun

· legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity; "there is a law against kidnapping"

Hypernym(s): legal_document, legal_instrument, official_document, instrument

3. law - noun

· a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society

Synonym(s): natural_law

Hypernym(s): concept, conception, construct

4. law - noun

· a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature; "the laws of thermodynamics"

Synonym(s): law_of_nature

Hypernym(s): concept, conception, construct

5. law - noun

· the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do

Synonym(s): jurisprudence, legal_philosophy

Hypernym(s): philosophy

6. law - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): practice_of_law

Hypernym(s): learned_profession

7. law - noun

· the force of policemen and officers; "the law came looking for him"

Synonym(s): police, police_force, constabulary

Hypernym(s): force, personnel, law_enforcement_agency

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