Another word for law
The judicial system
judicial procedure, judicature, legal process, the authorities, the legal authorities, the police, writ, writ of habeas corpus, due process, precept, summons, notice, warrant, bench warrant, search warrant, warrant of arrest, subpoena, garnishment, They*; see also authority 3, government 1, 2, legality.
Bodies of the law
code, constitution, organic act, criminal law, statute law, civil law, law of the press, maritime law, martial law, military law, private law, public law, commercial law, probate law, substantive law, statutory law, chancery, statutes, civil code, ordinances, precepts, equity, cases, archives, common law, canon law, decisions, unwritten law, natural law.
statute, ordinance, regulation, rule, edict, decree, order, judicial decision, ruling, injunction, summons, act, charge, prescription, canon, caveat, enactment, requirement, demand, divestiture, rescript, commandment, mandate, dictate, precept, instruction, behest, bidding, legislation, bill, bylaw; see also command 1, indictment 2, warrant, writ.
foundation, fundamental, origin, source, ultimate cause, truth, truism, axiom, maxim, tenet, doctrine, ground, base, reason, rule, rule of action, theorem, guide, precept, usage, postulate, proposition, generalization, proposal, assumption, hard and fast rule; see also basis 1.
The study of law, sense 1
Officers appointed to enforce the law
law, in its specific application, implies prescription and enforcement by a ruling authority the law of the land; a rule may not be authoritatively enforced, but it is generally observed in the interests of order, uniformity, etc. the rules of golf; regulation refers to a rule of a group or organization, enforced by authority military regulations; a statute is a law enacted by a legislative body; an ordinance is a local, generally municipal, law; a canon is, in its original meaning, a law of a church, but the term is also used of any established rule or principle regarded as true or as a standard to judge by usage the canons of good tastego to law*
prepare for a career as lawyer, study law, practice law, attend law school.
Another word for lawnoun
A principle governing affairs within or among political units:canon, decree, edict, institute, ordinance, precept, prescription, regulation, rule. See law
The formal product of a legislative or judicial body:act, assize, bill1, enactment, legislation, lex, measure, statute. See law
A member of a law-enforcement agency:bluecoat, finest, officer, patrolman, patrolwoman, peace officer, police, policeman, police officer, policewoman. (Informal) cop. (Slang) bull1, copper, flatfoot, fuzz, gendarme, heat, man (often uppercase). (Chiefly British) bobby, constable, peeler. See law
A broad and basic rule or truth:axiom, fundamental, principle, theorem, universal. See order