• (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 - 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 legislation ... Bahá'í law is presented as a set of general principles and guidelines and individuals must apply them as they best seem fit ...
Religious Law - Christianity - Canon Law - Orthodox Churches
... its canons more as guidelines than as laws, the bishops adjusting them to cultural and other local circumstances ... 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 ...
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 imports between 1815 and 1846 ... financial profits from farming, the corn laws (which imposed steep import duties) made it too expensive for anyone to import grain from other countries, even when the people ... The laws were introduced by the Importation Act 1815 (55 Geo ...
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 1845 ... Kirchhoff's rules or simply Kirchhoff's laws (see also Kirchhoff's laws for other meanings of that term) ...
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 ... 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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word laws:

    What a pity if we do not live this short time according to the laws of the long time,—the eternal laws!
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
    Albert Einstein (1879–1955)

    It is a power stronger than will.... Could a stone escape from the laws of gravity? Impossible. Impossible, for evil to form an alliance with good.
    Isidore Ducasse, Comte de Lautréamont (1846–1870)