the law

noun

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: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20law. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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