law

Definitions

General English

General Science

  • noun a rule or set of rules by which a country is governed

Accounting

  • noun a rule governing some aspect of human activity made and enforced by the state

Aviation

  • noun a basic principle describing a relationship observed to be unchanging between things while particular conditions are met

Electronics

Information & Library Science

  • noun a system of rules and regulations used by a government or society to control business agreements, social relationships and crime

Law

  • noun a written or unwritten rule by which a country is governed and the activities of people and organisations are controlled

Military

  • noun
    (written as LAW)
    a hand-held anti-tank rocket used by infantry.
  • acronym forlight anti-tank weapon
    (written as LAW)

Politics

  • noun all the statutes of a country taken together
  • noun a general rule

Travel

  • noun one of the rules by which a country is governed and the activities of people and organisations are controlled

Origin & History of “law”

Etymologically, a law is that which has been ‘laid’ down. English borrowed the word from Old Norse *lagu (replacing the native Old English ǣ ‘law’), which was the plural of lag ‘laying, good order’. this came ultimately from the prehistoric Germanic base *lag- ‘put’, from which English gets lay. It has no etymological connection with the semantically similar legal.
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