Synonyms and Antonyms of law
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 of law act, bill, constitution, enactment, ordinance, statute Words Related to law 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 of law higher law
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 of law canon, constitution, decalogue, codeWords Related to law discipline, establishment; common law, legislation
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 of law policeWords Related to law judiciary, jurisprudence, justice
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