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Law vs. Statute

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Lawnoun

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’;

Statutenoun

Written law, as laid down by the legislature.

Lawnoun

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

‘property law; commercial hunting and fishing law’;

Statutenoun

Legislated rule of society which has been given the force of law by those it governs.

Lawnoun

Common law, as contrasted with equity.

Statutenoun

An act of the legislature of a state or country, declaring, commanding, or prohibiting something; a positive law; the written will of the legislature expressed with all the requisite forms of legislation; - used in distinction from common law. See Common law, under Common, a.

Lawnoun

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.’;

Statutenoun

An act of a corporation or of its founder, intended as a permanent rule or law; as, the statutes of a university.

Lawnoun

(more generally) A rule, such as:

Statutenoun

An assemblage of farming servants (held possibly by statute) for the purpose of being hired; - called also statute fair.

Lawnoun

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’;

Statutenoun

an act passed by a legislative body

Lawnoun

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

‘the laws of playwriting and poetry’;

Statuteadjective

enacted by a legislative body;

‘statute law’; ‘codified written laws’;

Lawnoun

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.’;

Statute

A statute is a formal written enactment of a legislative authority that governs the legal entities of a city, state, or country by way of consent. Typically, statutes command or prohibit something, or declare policy.

Lawnoun

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.’;

Lawnoun

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

‘the law of scarcity; the law of supply and demand’;

Lawnoun

(cricket) One of the official rules of cricket as codified by the its (former) governing body, the MCC.

Lawnoun

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.’;

Lawnoun

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!’;

Lawnoun

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.’;

Lawnoun

Jurisprudence, the field of knowledge which encompasses these rules.

‘She went to university to study law.’;

Lawnoun

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

‘They were quick to go to law.’;

Lawnoun

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.

Lawnoun

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

Lawnoun

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".}}

Lawnoun

(obsolete) A tumulus of stones.

Lawnoun

A hill.

Lawverb

(obsolete) To work as a lawyer; to practice law.

Lawverb

To prosecute or sue (someone), to litigate.

Lawverb

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

Lawverb

(informal) To enforce the law.

Lawverb

To subject to legal restrictions.

Lawinterjection

(dated) An exclamation of mild surprise; lawks.

Lawnoun

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.

‘These are the statutes and judgments and laws, which the Lord made.’; ‘The law of thy God, and the law of the King.’; ‘As if they would confine the Interminable . . . Who made our laws to bind us, not himself.’; ‘His mind his kingdom, and his will his law.’;

Lawnoun

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.

Lawnoun

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

‘What things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law . . . But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets.’;

Lawnoun

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

Lawnoun

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.

Lawnoun

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.

Lawnoun

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.

Lawnoun

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.

Lawnoun

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

‘Reason is the life of the law; nay, the common law itself is nothing else but reason.’; ‘Law is beneficence acting by rule.’; ‘And sovereign Law, that state's collected willO'er thrones and globes elate,Sits empress, crowning good, repressing ill.’;

Lawnoun

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

‘When every case in law is right.’; ‘He found law dear and left it cheap.’;

Lawnoun

An oath, as in the presence of a court.

Lawverb

Same as Lawe, v. t.

Lawinterjection

An exclamation of mild surprise.

Lawnoun

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

‘there is a law against kidnapping’;

Lawnoun

the collection of rules imposed by authority;

‘civilization presupposes respect for the law’; ‘the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order’;

Lawnoun

a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature;

‘the laws of thermodynamics’;

Lawnoun

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

Lawnoun

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’;

Lawnoun

the force of policemen and officers;

‘the law came looking for him’;

Lawnoun

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

Law

Law is a system of rules created and enforced through social or governmental institutions to regulate behavior, with its precise definition a matter of longstanding debate. It has been variously described as a science and the art of justice.

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