Laws

  • (noun): The first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit.
    Synonyms: Torah, Pentateuch

Some articles on laws, law:

Religious Law - Christianity - Canon Law - Orthodox Churches
... treats its canons more as guidelines than as laws, the bishops adjusting them to cultural and other local circumstances ... had the Ecumenical Councils (which deliberated in Greek) meant for the canons to be used as laws, they would have called them nómoi/νόμοι (laws) rather than kanónes/κανόνες (rules), but almost all ...
Knud Ejler Løgstrup
... he disliked ethical systems which try to determine basic moral laws ... Moral laws are only substitutes for intuition in situations where these intuitive feelings fails to lead to action ... So, Løgstrup takes the opposite point of view to Kant, who believed that moral laws are the only truly moral basis for action, and that natural desires can never be moral ...
Corn Laws
... The Corn Laws were trade laws designed to protect cereal producers in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland against competition from less expensive foreign ... that British landowners reaped all the financial profits from farming, the corn laws (which imposed steep import duties) made it too expensive for anyone ... The laws were introduced by the Importation Act 1815 (55 Geo ...
Religious Law - Bahá'í Faith
... Bahá'í laws are laws and ordinances used in the Bahá'í Faith and are a fundamental part of Bahá'í practice ... The laws are based on authenticated texts from Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith, subsequent interpretations from `Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi and ... Bahá'í law is presented as a set of general principles and guidelines and individuals must apply them as they best seem fit ...
Kirchhoff's Circuit Laws
... Kirchhoff's circuit laws are two equalities that deal with the conservation of charge and energy in electrical circuits, and were first described in ... engineering, they are also called Kirchhoff's rules or simply Kirchhoff's laws (see also Kirchhoff's laws for other meanings of that term) ...

Famous quotes containing the word laws:

    I flatter myself [we] have in this country extinguished forever the ambitious hope of making laws for the human mind.
    James Madison (1751–1836)

    Sweet Cupid’s shafts, like destiny,
    Doth causeless good or ill decree.
    Desert is born out of his bow,
    Reward upon his wing doth go.
    What fools are they that have not known
    That Love likes no laws but his own!
    Fulke Greville (1554–1628)

    The putting into force of laws which shall secure the conservation of our resources, as far as they may be within the jurisdiction of the Federal Government, including the more important work of saving and restoring our forests and the great improvement of waterways, are all proper government functions which must involve large expenditure if properly performed.
    William Howard Taft (1857–1930)