What is another word for the law?

Pronunciation: [ðə lˈɔː] (IPA)

The law is a term used to describe a set of rules and regulations that are created to maintain order and justice in society. However, there are several synonyms for the word "law", including legislation, regulation, statute, ordinance, and rule. Each of these terms refers to a specific type or level of the law. Legislation is a legal act passed by a legislative body, while regulations are the specific rules and requirements that are created by governmental agencies. Statutes are formal written laws that have been enacted by a legislative body. An ordinance is a rule or law that is enacted by a local government, and a rule is a directive or regulation that is put in place to control behavior.

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A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Famous quotes with The law

  • I think that it is important for people to understand that whether a good-guy or a bad-guy wins a case is less important than what the law is that the case results in.
    Floyd Abrams
  • It has something to do with the facts and the law and who the judges are. So I think lawyers sometimes exaggerate their role in winning and losing. Lawyers do have a role, and a major role, but they're not the only players in this game.
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  • Were this not Texas, were there not a state where there were no protections at all and where the law was clear on that, I think CBS and Mary Mapes and Dan Rather and all of us had a very good chance of winning. So this is an ongoing battle about an issue of principle.
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  • When I began we did not really have a lot of First Amendment law. It is really surprising to think of it this way, but a lot of the law - most of the law that relates to the First Amendment freedom of the press in America - is really within living memory.
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  • Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man.
    Henry Adams

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