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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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Manager CLAUDIO RANIERI lays down the law to any of his expensive Chelsea squad who whinge about playing time.
She lays down the law in the courtroom and in the boxing ring
3 KEEP YOUR DISTANCE: Ian Harte waits for the chance to launch one of his speciality free-kicks as referee Paul Durkin lays down the law to City's Moustapha Hadji, Carlton Palmer, Paul Williams and Craig Bellamy.
See "ISB Lays Down the Law on Discussions With Audit Committees," JofA, Apr.
Catechetical instruction for Catholics and others lays down the law for the subject under discussion here by stating that we must not only love God, but we must also love our neighbor as ourselves.