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Definition of "lawe" []

  • Obsolete spelling of law. (noun)
  • To cut off the claws and balls of (e.g. a dog's forefeet). (verb)

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Use "lawe" in a sentence
  • "If any man be taken vpon committing of theft, he is imprisoned, and often beaten, but not hanged for the first offence, as the manner is with vs: and this they call the lawe of mercie."
  • "In which wordes is first to be noted, that the apostle calleth this former sentence pronounced against woman a lawe, that is, the immutable decree of God, who by his owne voice hath subiected her to one membre of the congregation, that is to her husband, She that is subiect to one, may not rule many wherupon the holie ghost concludeth, that she may neuer rule nor bear empire ahoue man."
  • "In which wordes is first to be noted, that the apostle calleth this former sentence pronounced against woman a lawe, that is, the immutable decree of God, who by his owne voice hath subiected her to one membre of the congregation [35], that is to her husband, wherupon the holie ghost concludeth, that she may neuer rule nor bear empire ahoue man."