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law

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of law

  1. 1 a rule of conduct or action laid down by a governing authority and especially a legislature <a record number of laws were passed in that legislative session> Synonyms act, bill, constitution, enactment, ordinance, statute Related Words command, commandment, decree, dictate, directive, edict, fiat, ruling; bylaw, ground rule, regulation, rule; amendment, legislation; common law, martial law; blue law; prohibition, proscription, restriction; canon, capitulary, encyclical Near Antonyms higher law

  2. 2 a collection or system of rules of conduct <it's important to obey the law at all times, or else you might end up in jail> Synonyms canon, constitution, decalogue, codeRelated Words discipline, establishment; common law, legislation

  3. 3 the department of government that keeps order, fights crime, and enforces statutes <a petty thief who had somehow managed to avoid the law for most of his life> Synonyms policeRelated Words judiciary, jurisprudence, justice




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