Some articles on law, laws:
... 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 ... "At the beginning of our city, 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 ...
... 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 ... The adaptation of law to new needs was given over to juridical practice, to magistrates, and especially to the praetors ...
... 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 ... 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 ...
... British Parliament before receiving the Royal Assent and becoming part of the law of England ... Canons require Royal Licence and Royal Assent, but form the law of the church, rather than the law of the land ...
... Organic law, a fundamental law Organic statute, literally "regulations for an organ", with "organ" meaning an organization or governmental body Organic ...
More definitions of "law":
- (noun): A generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature.
Synonyms: law of nature
- (noun): The force of policemen and officers.
Example: "The law came looking for him"
Synonyms: police, police force, constabulary
- (noun): Legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity.
Example: "There is a law against kidnapping"
- (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): The collection of rules imposed by authority.
Example: "Civilization presupposes respect for the law"
- (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
Famous quotes containing the word law:
“It is the way unseen, the certain route,
Where ever bound, yet thou art ever free;
The path of Him, whose perfect law of love
Bids spheres and atoms in just order move.”
—Jones Very (18311880)
“The law before us, my lords, seems to be the effect of that practice of which it is intended likewise to be the cause, and to be dictated by the liquor of which it so effectually promotes the use; for surely it never before was conceived by any man entrusted with the administration of public affairs, to raise taxes by the destruction of the people.”
—Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (16941773)
“Faith, I have been a truant in the law,
And never yet could frame my will to it,
And therefore frame the law unto my will.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)