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  1. law
    IPA[lô]
  2. noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: law, plural noun: laws

    • noun

      a hill, typically one that is round or conical in shape:
    • noun

      the system of rules which a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members and which it may enforce by the imposition of penalties:

      an individual rule as part of a system of law:

    • noun

      a hill, typically one that is round or conical in shape:
    • noun

      the part of English law that is derived from custom and judicial precedent rather than statutes. Often contrasted with statutory law.

      the body of English law as adopted and modified separately by the different states of the US and by the federal government.

    • noun

      a law that protects witnesses from revealing certain information, especially in court.

      a law that protects journalists from having to reveal confidential sources.

    • noun

      a body of unchanging moral principles regarded as a basis for all human conduct:

      an observable law relating to natural phenomena:

    • noun

      a law prohibiting certain activities, such as shopping, on a Sunday.

      (in colonial New England) a strict religious law, particularly one preventing entertainment or leisure activities on a Sunday.

    • noun

      a law excluding females from dynastic succession, especially as the alleged fundamental law of the French monarchy.

      a Frankish law book extant in Merovingian and Carolingian times.

    • noun

      a law stating that in fluorescence the wavelength of the emitted radiation is longer than that of the radiation causing it. This is not true in all cases.

      an expression describing the resisting force on a particle moving through a viscous fluid and showing that a maximum velocity is reached in such cases, e.g. for an object falling under gravity through a fluid.

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