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Entry Word: law
Function: noun
Text: 1 a rule of conduct or action laid down by a governing authority and especially a legislator <a record number of laws were passed in that legislative session>
Synonyms act, enactment, ordinance, statute
Related Words decree, directive, edict, fiat, ruling; bylaw, regulation, rule; amendment, bill, legislation; common law, martial law; prohibition, restriction; canon, encyclical
2 a collection or system of rules of conduct <it's important to obey the law at all times, or else you might end up in jail> -- see CODE
3 the department of government that keeps order, fights crime, and enforces statutes <a petty thief who had somehow managed to avoid the law for most of his life> -- see POLICE 1