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Unless there is a court decision that changes our law, we are OK.
Submission is set in a France seven years from now that is dominated by a Muslim president intent on imposing Islamic law.
A few days later, Bush replied, “We will uphold the law in Florida.”
To those who agreed with him, Bush pledged that the law against same-sex marriage would remain intact.
Obviously, the first obligation of all liberal democratic governments is to enforce the rule of law.
If he should do so, the law would compel him to return her magnificent dowry.
There was a Spartan law forbidding masters to emancipate their slaves.
The commencement of a law and parliamentary library has been made.
There, by their law of entail, the same process is unswifter,—yet does it unvary.
He needs a clerk for his law matters, and the Dean said he would speak of me to him.
- a rule or body of rules made by the legislature See statute law
- a rule or body of rules made by a municipal or other authority See bylaw
- the condition and control enforced by such rules
- ( in combination ): lawcourt
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Old English lagu (plural laga , comb. form lah- ) “law, ordinance, rule, regulation; district governed by the same laws,” from Old Norse *lagu “law,” collective plural of lag “layer, measure, stroke,” literally “something laid down or fixed,” from Proto-Germanic *lagan “put, lay” (see lay (v.)).
A rule of conduct or procedure established by custom, agreement, or authority.
A set of rules or principles for a specific area of a legal system.
A piece of enacted legislation.
A formulation describing a relationship observed to be invariable between or among phenomena for all cases in which the specified conditions are met.
A generalization based on consistent experience or results.
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A statement that describes invariable relationships among phenomena under a specified set of conditions. Boyle’s law, for instance, describes what will happen to the volume of an ideal gas if its pressure changes and its temperature remains the same. The conditions under which some physical laws hold are idealized (for example, there are no ideal gases in the real world), thus some physical laws apply universally but only approximately. See Note at hypothesis.
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