Law

  • (noun): A generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature.
    Synonyms: law of nature
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on law, laws:

Roman Law - Roman Legal Development - Pre-classical Period
... about 201 to 27 BC, we can see the development of more flexible laws to match the needs of the time ... formal ius civile a new juridical class is created the ius honorarium, which can be defined as "The law introduced by the magistrates who had the right to promulgate edicts ... The adaptation of law to new needs was given over to juridical practice, to magistrates, and especially to the praetors ...
Roman Law - Roman Legal Development
... Before the Twelve Tables (754–449 BC), private law comprised the Roman civil law (ius civile Quiritium) that applied only to Roman citizens, and was bonded to religion undeveloped, with ... the people began their first activities without any fixed law, and without any fixed rights all things were ruled despotically, by kings" ... It is believed that Roman Law is rooted in the Etruscan religion, emphasising ritual ...
Organic - Law
... Organic law, a fundamental law Organic statute, literally "regulations for an organ", with "organ" meaning an organization or governmental body Organic Articles, a French law presented in 1802 ...
Roman Law - Roman Legal Development - The Twelve Tables
... The first legal text is the Law of the Twelve Tables, dating from mid-5th century BC ... Terentilius Arsa, proposed that the law should be written, in order to prevent magistrates from applying the law arbitrarily ... social class convinced the patricians to send a delegation to Athens, to copy the Laws of Solon they also dispatched delegations to other Greek cities for ...
Church Of England - Structure - Representative Bodies
... The Church of England has a legislative body, the General Synod ... Synod can create two types of legislation, measures and canons ...

More definitions of "law":

  • (noun): A rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society.
    Synonyms: natural law
  • (noun): Legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity.
    Example: "There is a law against kidnapping"
  • (noun): The collection of rules imposed by authority.
    Example: "Civilization presupposes respect for the law"
    Synonyms: jurisprudence
  • (noun): The learned profession that is mastered by graduate study in a law school and that is responsible for the judicial system.
    Example: "He studied law at Yale"
    Synonyms: practice of law
  • (noun): The branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do.
    Synonyms: jurisprudence, legal philosophy

Famous quotes containing the word law:

    The law is equal before all of us; but we are not all equal before the law. Virtually there is one law for the rich and another for the poor, one law for the cunning and another for the simple, one law for the forceful and another for the feeble, one law for the ignorant and another for the learned, one law for the brave and another for the timid, and within family limits one law for the parent and no law at all for the child.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    According to the law of nature it is only fair that no one should become richer through damages and injuries suffered by another.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)

    There are no fixtures in nature. The universe is fluid and volatile. Permanence is but a word of degrees. Our globe seen by God is a transparent law, not a mass of facts. The law dissolves the fact and holds it fluid.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)