Law

  • (noun): The learned profession that is mastered by graduate study in a law school and that is responsible for the judicial system.
    Example: "He studied law at Yale"
    Synonyms: practice of law
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on law, laws:

Church Of England - Structure - Representative Bodies
... amended by the British Parliament before receiving the Royal Assent and becoming part of the law of England ... Licence and Royal Assent, but form the law of the church, rather than the law of the land ...
Roman Law - Roman Legal Development - Pre-classical Period
... between about 201 to 27 BC, we can see the development of more flexible laws to match the needs of the time ... ius civile a new juridical class is created the ius honorarium, which can be defined as "The law introduced by the magistrates who had the right to promulgate ... The adaptation of law to new needs was given over to juridical practice, to magistrates, and especially to the praetors ...
Organic - Law
... Organic law, a fundamental law Organic statute, literally "regulations for an organ", with "organ" meaning an organization or governmental body Organic Articles, a French law presented in 1802 ...
Roman Law - Roman Legal Development - The Twelve Tables
... The first legal text is the Law of the Twelve Tables, dating from mid-5th century BC ... Terentilius Arsa, proposed that the law should be written, in order to prevent magistrates from applying the law arbitrarily ... plebeian social class convinced the patricians to send a delegation to Athens, to copy the Laws of Solon they also dispatched delegations to other Greek cities for like reason ...
Roman Law - Roman Legal Development
... Before the Twelve Tables (754–449 BC), private law comprised the Roman civil law (ius civile Quiritium) that applied only to Roman citizens, and was bonded to religion undeveloped, with ... the beginning of our city, the people began their first activities without any fixed law, and without any fixed rights all things were ruled despotically, by kings" ... It is believed that Roman Law is rooted in the Etruscan religion, emphasising ritual ...

More definitions of "law":

  • (noun): A rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society.
    Synonyms: natural law
  • (noun): A generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature.
    Synonyms: law of nature
  • (noun): The branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do.
    Synonyms: jurisprudence, legal philosophy
  • (noun): Legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity.
    Example: "There is a law against kidnapping"
  • (noun): The collection of rules imposed by authority.
    Example: "Civilization presupposes respect for the law"
    Synonyms: jurisprudence

Famous quotes containing the word law:

    The first law of story-telling.... Every man is bound to leave a story better than he found it.
    Humphrey, Mrs. Ward (1851–1920)

    We accept and welcome ... as conditions to which we must accommodate ourselves, great inequality of environment; the concentration of business, industrial and commercial, in the hands of a few; and the law of competition between these, as being not only beneficial, but essential for the future progress of the race.
    Andrew Carnegie (1835–1919)

    For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
    Bible: New Testament, Galatians 2:19-20.