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Law vs. Jurisprudence

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Main Difference

The main difference between Law and Jurisprudence is that the Law is a system of rules and guidelines, generally backed by governmental authority and Jurisprudence is a theoretical study of law, by philosophers and social scientists.

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  • Law (noun)

    The body of binding rules and regulations, customs{{,}} and standards established in a community by its legislative and judicial authorities.

    "the courts interpret the law; entrapment is against the law"

  • Law (noun)

    The body of such rules that pertain to a particular topic.

    "property law; commercial hunting and fishing law"

  • Law (noun)

    A binding regulation or custom established in a community in this way.

    "There is a law against importing wallabies."

    "A new law forbids driving on that road."

    "The court ruled that the executive order was not law and nullified it."

  • Law (noun)

    A rule, such as:

  • Law (noun)

    Common law, as contrasted with equity.

  • Law (noun)

    Any rule that must or should be obeyed, concerning behaviours and their consequences. mores.}}

    ""Do unto others as you wish them to do unto you" is a good law to follow."

    "the law of self-preservation"

  • Law (noun)

    A rule or principle regarding the construction of language or art.

    "the laws of playwriting and poetry"

  • Law (noun)

    A statement (in physics, etc) of an (observed, established) order or sequence or relationship of phenomena which is invariable under certain conditions. theory.}}

    "the laws of thermodynamics"

    "Newton's third law of motion states that to every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction. This is one of several laws derived from his general theory expounded in the Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica."

  • Law (noun)

    A statement (of relation) that is true under specified conditions; a mathematical or logical rule.

    "Mathematical laws can be proved purely through mathematics, without scientific experimentation."

  • Law (noun)

    Any statement of the relation of acts and conditions to their consequences.

    "the law of scarcity; the law of supply and demand"

  • Law (noun)

    The control and order brought about by the observance of such rules.

    "They worked to maintain law and order."

    "It was a territory without law, marked by violence."

  • Law (noun)

    A person or group that act(s) with authority to uphold such rules and order (for example, one or more police officers).

    "Here comes the law — run!"

  • Law (noun)

    The profession that deals with such rules (as lawyers, judges, police officers, etc).

    "He is studying for a career in law."

    "She has practiced law in New York for twenty years."

  • Law (noun)

    Jurisprudence, the field of knowledge which encompasses these rules.

    "She went to university to study law."

  • Law (noun)

    Litigation, legal action (as a means of maintaining or restoring order, redressing wrongs, etc).

    "They were quick to go to law."

  • Law (noun)

    An allowance of distance or time (a head start) given to a weaker (human or animal) competitor in a race, to make the race more fair.

  • Law (noun)

    One of two metaphysical forces ruling the world in some fantasy settings, also called order, and opposed to chaos.

  • Law (noun)

    An oath sworn before a court, especially disclaiming a debt. wager of law", "wage one's law", "perform one's law", "lose one's law".}}

  • Law (noun)

    A tumulus of stones.

  • Law (noun)

    A hill.

  • Law (verb)

    To work as a lawyer; to practice law.

  • Law (verb)

    To prosecute or sue (someone), to litigate.

  • Law (verb)

    To rule over (with a certain effect) by law; govern.

  • Law (verb)

    To enforce the law.

  • Law (verb)

    To subject to legal restrictions.

  • Law (interjection)

    An exclamation of mild surprise; lawks.

  • Jurisprudence (noun)

    The philosophy, science, and study of law

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  • Law (noun)

    In general, a rule of being or of conduct, established by an authority able to enforce its will; a controlling regulation; the mode or order according to which an agent or a power acts.

  • Law (noun)

    In morals: The will of God as the rule for the disposition and conduct of all responsible beings toward him and toward each other; a rule of living, conformable to righteousness; the rule of action as obligatory on the conscience or moral nature.

  • Law (noun)

    The Jewish or Mosaic code, and that part of Scripture where it is written, in distinction from the gospel; hence, also, the Old Testament.

  • Law (noun)

    An organic rule, as a constitution or charter, establishing and defining the conditions of the existence of a state or other organized community.

  • Law (noun)

    In philosophy and physics: A rule of being, operation, or change, so certain and constant that it is conceived of as imposed by the will of God or by some controlling authority; as, the law of gravitation; the laws of motion; the law heredity; the laws of thought; the laws of cause and effect; law of self-preservation.

  • Law (noun)

    In mathematics: The rule according to which anything, as the change of value of a variable, or the value of the terms of a series, proceeds; mode or order of sequence.

  • Law (noun)

    In arts, works, games, etc.: The rules of construction, or of procedure, conforming to the conditions of success; a principle, maxim; or usage; as, the laws of poetry, of architecture, of courtesy, or of whist.

  • Law (noun)

    Collectively, the whole body of rules relating to one subject, or emanating from one source; - including usually the writings pertaining to them, and judicial proceedings under them; as, divine law; English law; Roman law; the law of real property; insurance law.

  • Law (noun)

    Legal science; jurisprudence; the principles of equity; applied justice.

  • Law (noun)

    Trial by the laws of the land; judicial remedy; litigation; as, to go law.

  • Law (noun)

    An oath, as in the presence of a court.

  • Law

    Same as Lawe, v. t.

  • Law (interjection)

    An exclamation of mild surprise.

  • Jurisprudence (noun)

    The science of juridical law; the knowledge of the laws, customs, and rights of men in a state or community, necessary for the due administration of justice.

Webster Dictionary
  • Law (noun)

    legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity;

    "there is a law against kidnapping"

  • Law (noun)

    the collection of rules imposed by authority;

    "civilization presupposes respect for the law"

    "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

  • Law (noun)

    a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature;

    "the laws of thermodynamics"

  • Law (noun)

    a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society

  • Law (noun)

    the learned profession that is mastered by graduate study in a law school and that is responsible for the judicial system;

    "he studied law at Yale"

  • Law (noun)

    the force of policemen and officers;

    "the law came looking for him"

  • Law (noun)

    the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do

  • Jurisprudence (noun)

    the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do

  • Jurisprudence (noun)

    the collection of rules imposed by authority;

    "civilization presupposes respect for the law"

    "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

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