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law

 
Noun law has 7 senses
  1. law - legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity; "there is a law against kidnapping"
    --1 is a kind of
    legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument
    --1 is a part of law, jurisprudence
    --1 has particulars:
     anti-drug law; anti-racketeering law, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, RICO Act, RICO; antitrust legislation, antitrust law; statute of limitations; fundamental law, organic law, constitution; public law; blue law; blue sky law; gag law; homestead law; poor law; Riot Act; prohibition
  2. law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
    --2 is a kind of collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage
    --2 has parts: law
    --2 has particulars:
     administrative law; canon law, ecclesiastical law; civil law; common law, case law, precedent; international law, law of nations; law of the land; maritime law, admiralty law; martial law; mercantile law, commercial law, law merchant; military law; Mosaic law, Law of Moses; shariah, shariah law, sharia, sharia law, Islamic law; statutory law; securities law; tax law
  3. law, law of nature - a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature; "the laws of thermodynamics"
    --3 is a kind of concept, conception, construct
    --3 is a part of theory
    --3 has particulars:
     all-or-none law; principle, rule; Archimedes' principle, law of Archimedes; Avogadro's law, Avogadro's hypothesis; Bernoulli's law, law of large numbers; Benford's law; Bose-Einstein statistics; Boyle's law, Mariotte's law; Coulomb's Law; Dalton's law, Dalton's law of partial pressures, law of partial pressures; distribution law; equilibrium law, law of chemical equilibrium; Fechner's law, Weber-Fechner law; Fermi-Dirac statistics; Gay-Lussac's law, Charles's law, law of volumes; Henry's law; Hooke's law; Hubble's law, Hubble law; Kepler's law, Kepler's law of planetary motion; Kirchhoff's laws; law of averages; law of constant proportion, law of definite proportions; law of diminishing returns; law of effect; law of equivalent proportions, law of reciprocal proportions; law of gravitation, Newton's law of gravitation; law of multiple proportions, Dalton's law; law of mass action; law of thermodynamics; Mendel's law; Newton's law of motion, Newton's law, law of motion; Ohm's law; Pascal's law, Pascal's law of fluid pressures; Pauli exclusion principle, exclusion principle; periodic law, Mendeleev's law; Planck's law; Planck's radiation law; principle of relativity; Stevens' law, power law, Stevens' power law; Weber's law
  4. law, natural law - a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society
    --4 is a kind of concept, conception, construct
    --4 has particulars: divine law; principle; sound law
  5. law, practice of law - the learned profession that is mastered by graduate study in a law school and that is responsible for the judicial system; "he studied law at Yale"
    --5 is a kind of learned profession
  6. police, police force, constabulary, law - the force of policemen and officers; "the law came looking for him"
    --6 is a kind of force, personnel; law enforcement agency
    --6 has members: policeman, police officer, officer
    --6 has particulars:
     Europol, European Law Enforcement Organisation; gendarmerie, gendarmery; Mutawa'een, Mutawa; Royal Canadian Mounted Police, RCMP, Mounties; Scotland Yard, New Scotland Yard; secret police; Schutzstaffel, SS; posse, posse comitatus
  7. jurisprudence, law, legal philosophy - the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do
    --7 is a kind of philosophy
    --7 has particulars: contract law; corporation law; matrimonial law; patent law
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