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Main Entry: law
Function: noun 1 a: a rule of conduct or action laid down and enforced by the supreme governing authority (as the legislature) of a community or established by custom b: the whole collection of such rules <the law of the land> c: the control brought about by enforcing rules <forces of law and order> d: trial in a court to decide what is just and right according to the laws <go to law> e: an agent or agency for enforcing laws 2capitalized: the first part of the Jewish scriptures -- compare HAGIOGRAPHA, PROPHETS 3: a basic rule or principle <the laws of poetry> 4 a: the profession of a lawyer b: the branch of knowledge that deals with laws and their interpretation and application <study law> 5: a rule or principle stating something that always works in the same way under the same conditions <the law of gravity>