Other articles related to "law, laws":
... 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 ...
... be amended by the British Parliament before receiving the Royal Assent and becoming part of the law of England ... Royal Licence and Royal Assent, but form the law of the church, rather than the law of the land ...
... 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 like reason ...
... 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 attributes of strict formalism ... 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 ...
... In the period between about 201 to 27 BC, we can see the development of more flexible laws to match the needs of the time ... ius honorarium, which can be defined as "The law introduced by the magistrates who had the right to promulgate edicts in order to support, supplement or correct the existing law." With ... The adaptation of law to new needs was given over to juridical practice, to magistrates, and especially to the praetors ...
Famous quotes containing the word law:
“The law is only one of several imperfect and more or less external ways of defending what is better in life against what is worse. By itself, the law can never create anything better.... Establishing respect for the law does not automatically ensure a better life for that, after all, is a job for people and not for laws and institutions.”
—Václav Havel (b. 1936)
“Villain, thou knowst nor law of God nor man;
No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
“Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.”
—G.C. (Georg Christoph)