Synonyms for law


Grammar : Noun
Spell : law
Phonetic Transcription :

Top 10 synonyms for law Other synonyms for the word law

Définition of law

Origin :
  • Old English lagu (plural laga, comb. form lah-) "law, ordinance, rule, regulation; district governed by the same laws," from Old Norse *lagu "law," collective plural of lag "layer, measure, stroke," literally "something laid down or fixed," from Proto-Germanic *lagan "put, lay" (see lay (v.)).
  • Replaced Old English æ and gesetnes, which had the same sense development as law. Cf. also statute, from Latin statuere; German Gesetz "law," from Old High German gisatzida; Lithuanian istatymas, from istatyti "set up, establish." In physics, from 1660s. Law and order have been coupled since 1796.
  • noun rules of a government, society
  • noun standard, principle of behavior
Example sentences :
  • If he should do so, the law would compel him to return her magnificent dowry.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • There was a Spartan law forbidding masters to emancipate their slaves.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • The commencement of a law and parliamentary library has been made.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • There, by their law of entail, the same process is unswifter,—yet does it unvary.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • He needs a clerk for his law matters, and the Dean said he would speak of me to him.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Then we wonder that respect for the law shows a sensible decrease!
  • Extract from : « 'Tis Sixty Years Since » by Charles Francis Adams
  • Perhaps it was some law of opposites, and she needed some one of lighter nature than her own.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • The first duty of law is to keep sound the society it serves.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • In a republic the first rule for the guidance of the citizen is obedience to law.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • The most malign of all these dangers today is disregard and disobedience of law.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various

Antonyms for law

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