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Law appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • No Dot nor Ottawa, "legal age" law at Toronto, Don.
  • On idyllic snow, alas, it is a law on Scilly, Dino.
  • Walt, some tart surfing is a sign I frustrate most law.
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Usage statistics for the noun law:

spoken English24.67%written English75.33% conversational speech14.65%task-oriented speech85.35% imaginative writing13%informational writing87%
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The word law is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun law

What does law mean as a name of something?

Law is one of the top 100 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 100 most common nouns in informational written English.View more statistics!

noun - plural:

  • law: laws
  • Law: Laws

  1. the collection of rules imposed by authority
  2. legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
  3. a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonym of law: natural law
    • more generic words: concept / conception / construct = an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
    • more specific terms:
      • divine law = a law that is believed to come directly from God
      • principle = a basic truth or law or assumption
      • sound law = a law describing sound changes in the history of a language
  4. a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature
    • example: the laws of thermodynamics
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonym of law: law of nature
    • more generic words: concept / conception / construct = an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
    • more specific terms:
      • all-or-none law = a nerve impulse resulting from a weak stimulus is just as strong as a nerve impulse resulting from a strong stimulus
      • principle / rule = a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system
      • Archimedes' principle / law of Archimedes = the apparent loss in weight of a body immersed in a fluid is equal to the weight of the displaced fluid
      • Avogadro's hypothesis / Avogadro's law = the principle that equal volumes of all gases (given the same temperature and pressure) contain equal numbers of molecules
      • law of large numbers / Bernoulli's law = law stating that a large number of items taken at random from a population will (on the average) have the population statistics
      • Benford's law = a law used by auditors to identify fictitious populations of numbers
      • Bose-Einstein statistics = statistical law obeyed by a system of particles whose wave function is not changed when two particles are interchanged
      • Mariotte's law / Boyle's law = the pressure of an ideal gas at constant temperature varies inversely with the volume
      • Coulomb's Law = a fundamental principle of electrostatics; the force of attraction or repulsion between two charged particles is directly proportional to the product of the charges and inversely proportional to the distance between them
      • Dalton's law of partial pressures / law of partial pressures / Dalton's law = law stating that the pressure exerted by a mixture of gases equals the sum of the partial pressures of the gases in the mixture
      • distribution law = the total energy in an assembly of molecules is not distributed equally but is distributed around an average value according to a statistical distribution
      • law of chemical equilibrium / equilibrium law = the principle that (at chemical equilibrium) in a reversible reaction the ratio of the rate of the forward reaction to the rate of the reverse reaction is a constant for that reaction
      • Weber-Fechner law / Fechner's law = the concept that the magnitude of a subjective sensation increases proportional to the logarithm of the stimulus intensity
      • Fermi-Dirac statistics = law obeyed by a systems of particles whose wave function changes when two particles are interchanged
      • Gay-Lussac's law / law of volumes / Charles's law = the density of an ideal gas at constant pressure varies inversely with the temperature
      • Henry's law = law formulated by the English chemist William Henry
      • Hooke's law = the principle that (within the elastic limit) the stress applied to a solid is proportional to the strain produced
      • Hubble's law / Hubble law = the generalization that the speed of recession of distant galaxies (the red shift) is proportional to their distance from the observer
      • Kepler's law of planetary motion / Kepler's law = one of three empirical laws of planetary motion stated by Johannes Kepler
      • Kirchhoff's laws = two laws governing electric networks in which steady currents flow: the sum of all the currents at a point is zero and the sum of the voltage gains and drops around any closed circuit is zero
      • law of averages = a law affirming that in the long run probabilities will determine performance
      • law of definite proportions / law of constant proportion = law stating that every pure substance always contains the same elements combined in the same proportions by weight
      • law of diminishing returns = a law affirming that to continue after a certain level of performance has been reached will result in a decline in effectiveness
      • law of effect = the principle that behaviors are selected by their consequences
      • law of equivalent proportions / law of reciprocal proportions = law stating that the proportions in which two elements separately combine with a third element are also the proportions in which they combine together
      • Newton's law of gravitation / law of gravitation = the law that states any two bodies attract each other with a force that is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
      • law of multiple proportions / Dalton's law = law stating that when two elements can combine to form more than one compound the amounts of one of them that combines with a fixed amount of the other will exhibit a simple multiple relation
      • law of mass action = the law that states the following principle: the rate of a chemical reaction is directly proportional to the molecular concentrations of the reacting substances
      • law of thermodynamics = a law governing the relations between states of energy in a closed system
      • Mendel's law = one of two principles of heredity formulated by Gregor Mendel on the basis of his experiments with plants
      • Newton's law of motion / law of motion / Newton's law = one of three basic laws of classical mechanics
      • Ohm's law = electric current is directly proportional to voltage and inversely proportional to resistance
      • Pascal's law of fluid pressures / Pascal's law = pressure applied anywhere to a body of fluid causes a force to be transmitted equally in all directions
      • Pauli exclusion principle / exclusion principle = no two electrons or protons or neutrons in a given system can be in states characterized by the same set of quantum numbers
      • Mendeleev's law / periodic law = the principle that chemical properties of the elements are periodic functions of their atomic numbers
      • Planck's law = the basis of quantum theory; the energy of electromagnetic waves is contained in indivisible quanta that have to be radiated or absorbed as a whole
      • Planck's radiation law = an equation that expresses the distribution of energy in the radiated spectrum of an ideal black body
      • principle of relativity = a universal law that states that the laws of mechanics are not affected by a uniform rectilinear motion of the system of coordinates to which they are referred
      • Stevens' power law / Stevens' law / power law = the concept that the magnitude of a subjective sensation increases proportional to a power of the stimulus intensity
      • Weber's law = the concept that a just-noticeable difference in a stimulus is proportional to the magnitude of the original stimulus
    • part of: theory = a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world
  5. the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonyms of law: jurisprudence / legal philosophy
    • more generic word: philosophy = the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
    • more specific terms:
      • contract law = that branch of jurisprudence that studies the rights and obligations of parties entering into contracts
      • corporation law = that branch of jurisprudence that studies the laws governing corporations
      • matrimonial law = that branch of jurisprudence that studies the laws governing matrimony
      • patent law = that branch of jurisprudence that studies the laws governing patents
  6. the learned profession that is mastered by graduate study in a law school and that is responsible for the judicial system
    • example: he studied law at Yale
    • domain: jurisprudence
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of law: practice of law
    • more generic term: learned profession = one of the three professions traditionally believed to require advanced learning and high principles
  7. the force of policemen and officers

Groups

  1. Law a.k.a. [LAW] is a musical group.
  2. Law was an American rock band, originating from Ohio, that was active throughout the 1970s. The band is particularly notable for its support by Roger Daltrey of The Who, as well as for its later inclusion of Roy Kenner, formerly of The James Gang, as lead vocalist.
  3. Law a.k.a. Law! is a musical group.
    • albums: "Law!", "Timezones"

There are other groups with in their name, like Thug Law, Leash Law, Scott Law, Law-N-Orda, Lion's Law, Down by law, Law & Order, Murphys Law, The new law, Marshall Law, Murphy's law, Unwritten Law, Brothers-in-Law, Brotherz In Law, Syndicate of Law, The Brothers-in-Law, Langhorne Slim & The Law, Johnny Law and The Pistol Packin' Daddies.

People

  1. Law a.k.a. Lawrence Kern is an actor.
  2. Law a.k.a. Lorenzo Toledo is an actor.
  3. Law was a member of the musical group, Orange and Lemons.
  4. Law a.k.a. Lawrence Krimlis is an actor, film director, screenwriter, and film producer.
  5. Law a.k.a. Ms. Luo was the wife of Wong Fei-hung.

There are other people with in their name, like Bob Law, Him Law, Ian Law, Idy Law, Joe Law, Kat Law, Ken Law, Kin Law, Law Lan, Law Man and many others.

Music

  1. "Law" is Madison, Wisconsin-based post-rock band Cougar's début album. It was recorded at Layered Studios in Madison and released by Layered Music in Europe in February 2006, and in America release was one year later, on February 20, 2007. It was distributed by Play It Again Sam.
  2. "Law" a.k.a. "Law!" is a musical album of Law!.

Writings

  1. "Law" is a book by Raymond Wacks, published on (7 years ago).
  2. "Law" is a book by Colin F. Padfield.
    • also known as "Law made simple", Law made simple

Characters

  1. Law is a Dark Horse Comics supervillain. He first appeared in Division 13 #1. He appeared in comics published under both the Comics' Greatest World and Dark Horse Heroes imprints.
  2. Law is a fictional character from the 2003 film Infernal Affairs 2.
  3. Law is a fictional character from the film "Those Were the Days".
  4. law is a fictional character from the 2011 television series Khu Khaen Saen Rak.
  5. Law is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like May Law, Alex Law, Jude Law, Denis Law, Law Clerk, Ma-in-Law, Forest Law, Robert Law, Son in Law, Son-in-Law, Law & Order, Law Officer, Law Student, Marshall Law, cousin-in-law, Father in Law, Father-in-law, Mother in Law, Mother In-Law.

Place

Law a.k.a. Lawton–Fort Sill Regional Airport is a city owned airport two miles south of Lawton, in Comanche County, Oklahoma. It is used for military aviation from nearby Fort Sill and Sheppard Air Force Base and is served by American Eagle. Allegiant Air runs occasional charters to various destinations in the western United States.

Miscellanea

  1. Law: A law is a universal principle that describes the fundamental nature of something, the universal properties and the relationships between things, or a description that purports to explain these principles and relationships.
    • also known as Principle
  2. Law: In mathematics, the law of a stochastic process is the measure that the process induces on the collection of functions from the index set into the state space. The law encodes a lot of information about the process; in the case of a random walk, for example, the law is the probability distribution of the possible trajectories of the walk.
  3. Law a.k.a. Lauje Language: Lauje is a Celebic language of Sulawesi in Indonesia. Ampibabo may be a separate language.
    • also known as Laudje, Tinombo, Ampibabo, Ampibabo-Lauje
  4. Law: A legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity.

Phrases with Law

Phrases starting with the word Law:

  1. law firm
  2. law agent
  3. Law Clerk
  4. law court
  5. Law Latin

Phrases ending with the word Law:

  1. in-law
  2. -in-Law
  3. gag law
  4. tax law
  5. blue law
  6. case law
  7. game law
  8. poor law
  9. Suss Law
  10. Black Law
  11. canon law
  12. civil law
  13. Co-in-Law
  14. Lemon law
  15. lynch law

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Law

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Google previewLAW IS A BOTTOMLEFS PIT. OR, THE HISTORY OF JOHN BULL (1733)

Law. Law is a Bottomless Pit. OR, THE HISTORY O f.

Google previewThe Living Forces of the Universe ... (1866)

The Temple and the Worshippers ... by George W. Thompson

Municipal Law is a rule of civil conduct prescribed by the supreme power in a state commanding what is ' right, and prohibiting what...

Law is the Supreme Reason, which commands those things which are useful, and prohibits the contrary. e.

Google previewHopkins' Nonprofit Law Dictionary (2015)

by Bruce R. Hopkins

Hopkins Law Firm, LLC in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Usage statistics about law

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun law:

spoken English24.67%written English75.33% conversational speech14.65%task-oriented speech85.35% imaginative writing13%informational writing87%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun law:

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Quotes about Law

No great idea in its beginning can ever be within the law. How can it be within the law? The law is stationary. The law is fixed. The law is a chariot wheel which binds us all regardless of conditions or place or time. (Emma Goldman)
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Scrabble value of L1A1W4

The value of this 3-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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