law

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law

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Singular
law

Plural
laws

  1. (countable & uncountable) Laws are the official rules of a government or organisation.
    We have defined crime as behaviour which breaks the criminal law.
    We believe that this law is wrong and we are not prepared to obey such a law.
    The Kyoto treaty became law in 2005.
  2. (uncountable) The law is the police.
  3. (countable) A law is something that is always true.
  4. (uncountable) Law is the study of laws.

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