Definition of "laws" []

  • A rule or set of rules, enforceable by the courts, regulating the government of a state, the relationship between the organs of government and the subjects of the state, and the relationship or conduct of subjects towards each other (noun)
  • A rule or body of rules made by the legislature (noun)
  • A rule or body of rules made by a municipal or other authority (noun)
  • The condition and control enforced by such rules (noun)
  • (in combination) (noun)
  • A rule of conduct (noun)
  • One of a set of rules governing a particular field of activity (noun)
  • A binding force or statement (noun)
  • A generalization based on a recurring fact or event (noun)
  • The science or knowledge of law; jurisprudence (noun)
  • The principles originating and formerly applied only in courts of common law (noun)
  • A general principle, formula, or rule describing a phenomenon in mathematics, science, philosophy, etc (noun)
  • Plural form of law. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "laws" in a sentence
  • "You are correct when you say “As the laws of nature are time scale independent , both obey exactly the same laws”."
  • "Frege's main point in all this is that whereas all prescriptive laws can be categorized as ˜laws of thought™ on the basis that they tell what we ought to think, only one kind of descriptive laws deserves to be come under the same heading: the set of psychological descriptive laws (ibid.)."
  • "The word “Pandects” is a term of great importance in the investigation of the origin of the Roman laws; it points directly and certainly to the fact that the Roman laws, known as the _Pandects_, were gathered from all laws, for such is the import of the term itself when it is associated with the term _laws_."