Definition of LAW

noun : LAW

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order" ;

  • 2. (

    ) legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity; "there is a law against kidnapping" ;

  • 3. (

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

  • 4. (

    ) a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature; "the laws of thermodynamics" ;

  • 6. (

    ) 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" ;

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