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law

law

 
pronunciation:
law
phrases:
against the law, break the law
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the set of rules that people in a society must follow.
The law is very complicated. Lawyers must study it for many years.
synonyms:
code, constitution
similar words:
custom, rule
definition 2: any one rule that a government makes and that people must follow.
Every state has a law about driving and drinking alcohol.
synonyms:
principle, regulation, rule
similar words:
command, guideline, order
phrase: against the law
phrase: break the law
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