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Synonyms for law

Synonyms for law

a principle governing affairs within or among political units

the formal product of a legislative or judicial body

a broad and basic rule or truth

to institute or subject to legal proceedings

Synonyms for law

the collection of rules imposed by authority

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

a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature

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

the learned profession that is mastered by graduate study in a law school and that is responsible for the judicial system

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The first issue was the jurisdiction of the court to hear the seaman's claim, particularly since the common-law courts had also taken jurisdiction of claims arising out of seamen's contracts.
The chamber was made up of judges and privy councillors and grew out of the medieval king's council as a supplement to the regular justice of the common-law courts.
Some 130 common-law courts (which claim authority going back to English common law) have been identified in 35 states.
These six simple rules - along with their complementary and rich body of rules of application - have evolved over the centuries in common-law courts in response to countless people seeking settlements of their specific disputes.
Like many anti-government groups that can be broadly included in the ``patriot'' movement, Republic members reject traditional legal systems, relying instead on their own common-law courts, through which they issued cease-and-desist orders against the governor and the Internal Revenue Service, and liens against all state property.