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Another word for law

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Noun
  1. A principle governing affairs within or among political units

      1. Governing power or its possession or use; authority.
      2. The duration of such power.
      3. An authoritative, prescribed direction for conduct, especially one of the regulations governing procedure in a legislative body or a regulation observed by the players in a game, sport, or contest.
      1. The act of regulating or the state of being regulated.
      2. A principle, rule, or law designed to control or govern conduct.
      3. A governmental order having the force of law.
      1. The action of establishing a rule, law, or direction.
      2. Something that is prescribed; a rule, law, or direction:
      3. A written order, especially by a physician, for the preparation and administration of a medicine or other treatment.
      1. A rule or principle prescribing a particular course of action or conduct.
      2. A direction or order issued by an authority; a writ, command, or process.
      1. An authoritative command or order.
      2. A custom or practice established by long usage.
      3. A Christian rite, especially the Eucharist.
      1. To establish, organize, or introduce:
      2. To initiate; begin:
      3. To establish or invest (someone) in an office or position.
      1. A decree or proclamation issued by an authority and having the force of law.
      2. A formal pronouncement or command.
      1. An authoritative order having the force of law.
      2. The judgment of a court of equity.
      3. The judgment of a court.
      1. An ecclesiastical law or code of laws established by a church council.
      2. A secular law, rule, or code of law.
      3. An established principle:
    See also:

    law

  2. The formal product of a legislative or judicial body

      1. A law enacted by a legislature.
      2. A decree or edict, as of a ruler.
      1. A reference standard or sample used for the quantitative comparison of properties:
      2. A unit specified by a scale, such as an inch, or by variable conditions, such as a day's march.
      3. A system of measurement, such as the metric system.
      1. The act or process of legislating; lawmaking.
      2. A proposed or enacted law or group of laws.
      1. The act of enacting.
      2. The state of being enacted.
      3. Something that has been enacted:
      1. An itemized list or statement of fees or charges.
      2. A statement or list of particulars, such as a theater program or menu.
      3. The entertainment offered by a theater.
      1. A judicial inquest, the writ by which it is instituted, or the verdict of the jurors.
      2. A decree or edict rendered at such an inquest.
      3. One of the periodic court sessions formerly held in each of the counties of England and Wales for the trial of civil or criminal cases.
      1. The process of doing or performing something:
      2. Something done or performed; a deed:
      3. Something done that has legal significance:
    See also:

    law

  3. A member of a law-enforcement agency

      1. One that peels, especially a kitchen implement for peeling the rinds or skins from fruits or vegetables.
      2. One that can be readily peeled, especially a crab that is about to molt.
      1. A peace officer with less authority and smaller jurisdiction than a sheriff, empowered to serve writs and warrants and make arrests.
      2. A medieval officer of high rank, usually serving as military commander in the absence of a monarch.
      3. The governor of a royal castle.
      1. An adult male human.
      2. A human regardless of sex or age; a person.
      3. A human or an adult male human belonging to a specific occupation, group, nationality, or other category. Often used in combination:
      1. A form of energy associated with the motion of atoms or molecules and capable of being transmitted through solid and fluid media by conduction, through fluid media by convection, and through empty space by radiation.
      2. The transfer of energy from one body to another as a result of a difference in temperature or a change in phase.
      3. The sensation or perception of such energy as warmth or hotness.
      1. A member of the French national police organization constituting a branch of the armed forces with responsibility for general law enforcement.
      2. A police officer.
      1. A mass or coating of fine, light fibers, hairs, or particles; down:
      2. To cover with fine, light fibers, hairs, or particles.
      3. To make blurred or indistinct:
      1. A condition in which the arch of the foot is abnormally flattened down so that the entire sole makes contact with the ground.
      2. A person with flat feet.
      3. A police officer.
      1. A ductile, malleable, reddish-brown metallic element that is an excellent conductor of heat and electricity and is widely used for electrical wiring, water piping, and corrosion-resistant parts, either pure or in alloys such as brass and bronze. Atomic number 29; atomic weight 63.546; melting point 1,085°C; boiling point 2,562°C; specific gravity 8.96; valence 1, 2.
      2. A coin, usually of small denomination, made of copper or a copper alloy.
      3. A large cooking pot made of copper or often of iron.
      1. An adult male bovine mammal.
      2. The uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle.
      3. The adult male of certain other large animals, such as alligators, elephants, moose, or whales.
      1. A police officer.
      2. One that regulates certain behaviors or actions:
      1. A woman who is a member of a police force.
      1. A man who is a member of a police force.
      1. A body of government employees trained in methods of law enforcement and crime prevention and detection and authorized to maintain the peace, safety, and order of the community.
      2. A body of persons with a similar organization and function:
      3. Regulation and control of the affairs of a community, especially with respect to maintenance of order, law, health, morals, safety, and other matters affecting the public welfare.
      1. A law enforcement officer, such as a sheriff, who is responsible for maintaining civil peace.
      1. A policewoman who patrols or polices an assigned area.
      1. A policeman who patrols or polices an assigned area.
      2. One who patrols an assigned area.
      1. One who holds an office of authority or trust in an organization, such as a corporation or government.
      2. One who holds a commission in the armed forces.
      3. A person licensed in the merchant marine as master, mate, chief engineer, or assistant engineer.
      1. fine
      2. the members of the police force (of a specified city)
      1. A person who wears a blue uniform, especially a police officer.
    See also:

    law

  4. A broad and basic rule or truth

      1. Of, relating to, or affecting the entire universe:
      2. Including, relating to, or affecting all members of the class or group under consideration; applicable in all cases:
      3. Done, produced, or shared by all members of the class or group under consideration:
      1. An idea that has been demonstrated as true or is assumed to be so demonstrable.
      2. A proposition that has been or is to be proved on the basis of explicit assumptions.
      1. A basic truth, law, or assumption:
      2. A rule or standard, especially of good behavior:
      3. The collectivity of moral or ethical standards or judgments:
      1. Of or relating to the foundation or base; elementary:
      2. Forming or serving as an essential component of a system or structure; central:
      3. Of great significance or entailing major change:
      1. A self-evident or universally recognized truth; a maxim:
      2. An established rule, principle, or law.
      3. A self-evident principle or one that is accepted as true without proof as the basis for argument; a postulate.
    See also:

    order

Verb
  1. To institute or subject to legal proceedings

      1. To initiate or pursue legal proceedings against (another party).
      2. To court; woo.
      3. To make a petition to; appeal to; beseech.
      1. To initiate or conduct a criminal case against:
      2. To initiate or conduct (a civil case or legal action):
      3. To initiate or conduct legal proceedings regarding (an offense, for example):
      1. To prosecute or defend (a lawsuit or legal action); pursue (a legal case).
      2. To bring a lawsuit or defend against a lawsuit in court.
    See also:

    law

Another word for law

Noun
  1. The judicial system

  2. Bodies of the law

  3. An enactment

  4. A principle

      1. The act of taking to or upon oneself:
      2. The act of taking possession or asserting a claim:
      3. The act of taking for granted:
      1. The act of proposing.
      2. A plan that is proposed.
      3. An offer of marriage.
      1. The act or an instance of generalizing.
      2. A principle, statement, or idea having general application.
      1. A plan suggested for acceptance; a proposal.
      2. A matter to be dealt with; a task:
      3. An offer of a private bargain, especially a request for sexual relations.
      1. To assume or assert the truth, reality, or necessity of, especially as a basis of an argument:
      2. To propose as a hypothesis or explanation:
      3. To assume as a premise or axiom; take for granted.
      1. The act, manner, or amount of using; use:
      2. The act or manner of treating; treatment:
      3. Habitual or accepted practice:
      1. A rule or principle prescribing a particular course of action or conduct.
      2. A direction or order issued by an authority; a writ, command, or process.
      1. One who shows the way by leading, directing, or advising.
      2. One who serves as a model for others, as in a course of conduct.
      3. A person employed to conduct others, as through a museum, and give information about points of interest encountered.
      1. An idea that has been demonstrated as true or is assumed to be so demonstrable.
      2. A proposition that has been or is to be proved on the basis of explicit assumptions.
      1. Governing power or its possession or use; authority.
      2. The duration of such power.
      3. An authoritative, prescribed direction for conduct, especially one of the regulations governing procedure in a legislative body or a regulation observed by the players in a game, sport, or contest.
      1. The basis or motive for an action, decision, or conviction:
      2. A declaration made to explain or justify action, decision, or conviction:
      3. A fact or cause that explains why something exists or has occurred:
      1. The lowest or bottom part:
      2. The part of a plant or animal organ that is nearest to its point of attachment.
      3. The point of attachment of such an organ.
      1. The solid surface of the earth.
      2. The floor of a body of water, especially the sea.
      3. Soil; earth:
      1. A principle or body of principles presented for acceptance or belief, as by a religious, political, scientific, or philosophic group; dogma.
      2. A rule or principle of law, especially when established by precedent.
      3. A statement of official government policy, especially in foreign affairs and military strategy.
      1. A doctrine, principle, or position held as part of a philosophy, religion, or field of endeavor.
      1. A succinct formulation of a fundamental principle, general truth, or rule of conduct.
      1. A self-evident or universally recognized truth; a maxim:
      2. An established rule, principle, or law.
      3. A self-evident principle or one that is accepted as true without proof as the basis for argument; a postulate.