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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. law

    Law, in its ideal, is the statement of a principle of right in mandatory form, by competent authority, with adequate penalty for disobedience; in common use, the term is applied to any legislative act, however imperfect or unjust. Command and commandment are personal and particular; as, the commands of a parent; the ten commandments. An edict is the act of an absolute sovereign or other authority; we speak of the edict of an emperor, the decree of a court. A mandate is specific, for an occasion or a purpose; a superior court issues its mandate to an inferior court to send up its records. Statute is the recognized legal term for a specific law; enactment is the more vague and general expression. We speak of algebraic or chemical formulas, municipal ordinances, military orders, army regulations, ecclesiastical canons, the rules of a business house. Law is often used, also, for a recognized principle, whose violation is attended with injury or loss that acts like a penalty; as, the laws of business; the laws of nature. In more strictly scientific use, a natural law is simply a recognized system of sequences or relations; as, Kepler's laws of planetary distances. A code is a system of laws; jurisprudence is the science of law, or a system of laws scientifically considered, classed, and interpreted; legislation, primarily the act of legislating, denotes also the body of statutes enacted by a legislative body. An economy (Greek oikonomia, primarily the management of a house) is any comprehensive system of administration; as, domestic economy; but the word is extended to the administration or government of a state or people, signifying a body of laws and regulations, with the entire system, political or religious, especially the latter, of which they form a part; as, the code of Draco, Roman jurisprudence, British legislation, the Mosaic economy. Law is also used as a collective noun for a system of laws or recognized rules or regulations, including not only all special laws, but the principles on which they are based. The Mosaic economy is known also as the Mosaic law, and we speak of the English common law, or the law of nations. Polity (Greek politeia, from polis, a city) signifies the form, constitution, or method of government of a nation, state, church, or other institution; in usage it differs from economy as applying rather to the system, while economy applies especially to method, or to the system as administered; an economy might be termed a polity considered with especial reference to its practical administration, hence commonly with special reference to details or particulars, while polity has more reference to broad principles.

    Synonyms:
    canon, code, command, commandment, decree, economy, edict, enactment, formula, jurisprudence, legislation, mandate, order, ordinance, polity, principle, regulation, rule, statute

Princeton's WordNet

  1. law, jurisprudencenoun

    the collection of rules imposed by authority

    "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

    Synonyms:
    natural law, police, constabulary, jurisprudence, law of nature, practice of law, legal philosophy, police force

  2. lawnoun

    legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity

    "there is a law against kidnapping"

    Synonyms:
    natural law, police, constabulary, jurisprudence, law of nature, practice of law, legal philosophy, police force

  3. law, natural lawnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    natural law, police, constabulary, jurisprudence, law of nature, practice of law, legal philosophy, police force

  4. law, law of naturenoun

    a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature

    "the laws of thermodynamics"

    Synonyms:
    natural law, police, constabulary, jurisprudence, law of nature, practice of law, legal philosophy, police force

  5. jurisprudence, law, legal philosophynoun

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

    Synonyms:
    natural law, police force, police, constabulary, jurisprudence, law of nature, practice of law, legal philosophy

  6. law, practice of lawnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    natural law, police, constabulary, jurisprudence, law of nature, practice of law, legal philosophy, police force

  7. police, police force, constabulary, lawnoun

    the force of policemen and officers

    "the law came looking for him"

    Synonyms:
    legal philosophy, natural law, practice of law, police, constabulary, law of nature, jurisprudence, police force

Editors Contribution

  1. writ of assistance

    the word law also means writ of assistance.

    the piligrams made a law

    Submitted by rinat on September 9, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lawnoun

    Synonyms:
    rule, (prescribed by authority), regulation, canon, statute, enactment, decree, ordinance, edict, order, expressed command

  2. lawnoun

    Synonyms:
    formula, principle, form

  3. lawnoun

    Synonyms:
    code, body of rules

  4. lawnoun

    Synonyms:
    jurisprudence, science of laws, legal science

  5. lawnoun

    Synonyms:
    mosaic code

  6. lawnoun

    Synonyms:
    suit, process, litigation

  7. lawnoun

    Synonyms:
    observed order of facts, invariable sequence of phenomena

  8. lawnoun

    Synonyms:
    uniform and constant operation of any natural force (under the same conditions), method of the divine Agency, god in Nature

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How to use law in a sentence?

  1. Sport Stavros Kontonis:

    The meeting was constructive, but there was no agreement, for the government, the importance here is social peace and the protection of law and order, and of Greece’s youth ; at the moment we are waiting for FIFA’s requests in writing in order to respond and take the necessary actions.

  2. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook:

    This case is about much more than a single phone or a single investigation, at stake is the data security of hundreds of millions of law-abiding people, and setting a dangerous precedent that threatens everyone’s civil liberties.

  3. State John Kerry:

    We reiterated America's fundamental support for negotiations and a peaceful resolution based on the rule of law as well as our concern about any unilateral steps by any party ... to alter the status quo.

  4. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Tyranny knocks at the door when law is converted under the cloak of justice.

  5. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    In no sense do I advocate evading or defying the law ... That would lead to anarchy. An individual who breaks a law that his conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.

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