Definition of "law"
The body of rules and standards issued by a government, or to be applied by courts and similar authorities.
A particular such rule.
A written or understood rule that concerns behaviours and the appropriate consequences thereof. Laws are usually associated with mores.
A well-established, observed physical characteristic or behavior of nature. The word is used to simply identify "what happens," without implying any explanatory mechanism or causation. Compare to theory.
A statement that is true under specified conditions.
A category of English "common law" petitions that request monetary relief, as opposed to relief in forms other than a monetary judgment; compare to "equity".
One of the official rules of cricket as codified by the MCC.
One of the two metaphysical forces of the world in some fantasy settings, as opposed to chaos.
A tumulus of stones.
An exclamation of mild surprise; lawks.