the law


: the people and organizations (such as the police and the courts) whose job is to find or punish people who do not obey laws
They called in the law to determine what should be done next.
He's been in and out of trouble with the law for the last 10 years.

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“The law.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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