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* (UK) enPR: lô, IPA(key): /lɔː/ * Rhymes: -ɔː * (US) enPR: lô, IPA(key): /lɔ/ * (_cot_–_caught_ merger) enPR: lä, IPA(key): /lɑ/ * Homophone: lore (in some non-rhotic accents)

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English - Etymology 1

From Middle English _lawe_, _laȝe_, from Old English _lagu_ (“law”), from Old Norse *_lagu_, an early plural form of _lag_, _lǫg_ (“layer, stratum, a laying in order, measure, stroke, law”, literally “something laid down or fixed”), from Proto-Germanic _*lagą_ (“that which is laid down”), from Proto-Indo-European _*legh-_ (“to lie”). Cognate with Icelandic _lög_ (“things laid down, law”), Swedish _lag_ (“law”), Danish _lov_ (“law”). Replaced Old English _ǣ_ and _gesetnes_. More at lay. NOUN LAW (_countable and uncountable_, _plural_ LAWS) * (uncountable) The body of rules and standards issued by a government, or to be applied by courts and similar authorities. _By LAW, one is not allowed to own a wallaby in New York City._ * A particular such rule. _A new LAW forbids driving on that road._ * 1915, George A. Birmingham, _Gossamer_, chapterI: As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish, […]. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. […] I do not suppose that it matters much in reality whether LAWS are made by dukes or cornerboys, but I like, as far as possible, to associate with gentlemen in private life. * (more generally) A written or understood rule that concerns behaviours and their consequences. Laws are usually associated with mores. _"Do unto others as you wish them to do unto you" is a good LAW to follow._ * (sciences, strictly) A well-established, observed physical characteristic or behavior of nature. The word is used to simply identify "what happens," without implying any explanatory mechanism or causation. Compare to theory. _Newton's third LAW of motion states that to every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction. This is one of several LAWS derived from his general theory_ expounded in the _Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica_. * (mathematics) A statement that is true under specified conditions. * A category of English "common law" petitions that request monetary relief, as opposed to relief in forms other than a monetary judgment; compare to "equity". * (cricket) One of the official rules of cricket as codified by the MCC. * (slang, uncountable) The police. _Here comes the LAW — run!_ * (fantasy) One of the two metaphysical forces of the world in some fantasy settings, as opposed to chaos. * An oath, as in the presence of a court. See wager of law. HYPONYMS * sharia law DERIVED TERMS TRANSLATIONS SEE ALSO * Appendix:Legal terms * Appendix:Glossary of legal terms * Category:Law

From Middle English lawe, laȝe, from Old English lagu (law), from Old Norse *lagu, an early plural form of lag, lǫg (layer, stratum, a laying in order, measure, stroke, law, literally something laid down or fixed), from Proto-Germanic *lagą (that which is laid down), from Proto-Indo-European *legh- (to lie). Cognate with Icelandic lög (things laid down, law), Swedish lag (law), Danish lov (law). Replaced Old English ǣ and gesetnes. More at lay.

Noun

law (countable and uncountable, plural laws)

  1. (uncountable) The body of rules and standards issued by a government, or to be applied by courts and similar authorities.
    By law, one is not allowed to own a wallaby in New York City.
  2. A particular such rule.
    A new law forbids driving on that road.
  3. (more generally) A written or understood rule that concerns behaviours and their consequences. Laws are usually associated with mores.
    "Do unto others as you wish them to do unto you" is a good law to follow.
  4. (sciences, strictly) A well-established, observed physical characteristic or behavior of nature. The word is used to simply identify "what happens," without implying any explanatory mechanism or causation. Compare to theory.
    Newton's third law of motion states that to every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction. This is one of several laws derived from his general theory expounded in the Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica.
  5. (mathematics) A statement that is true under specified conditions.
  6. A category of English "common law" petitions that request monetary relief, as opposed to relief in forms other than a monetary judgment; compare to "equity".
  7. (cricket) One of the official rules of cricket as codified by the MCC.
  8. (slang, uncountable) The police.
    Here comes the law — run!
  9. (fantasy) One of the two metaphysical forces of the world in some fantasy settings, as opposed to chaos.
  10. An oath, as in the presence of a court. See wager of law.
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Dont le dans la catégorieENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 2
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English - Etymology 2

From Old English _hlāw_ (“burial mound”). Also spelled low. NOUN LAW (_plural_ LAWS) * (obsolete) a tumulus of stones * (Scottish and northern dialectal, archaic) a hill * 1892, Robert Louis Stevenson, _Across the Plains_ You might climb the Law [...] and behold the face of many counties.

From Old English hlāw (burial mound). Also spelled low.

Noun

law (plural laws)

  1. (obsolete) a tumulus of stones
  2. (Scottish and northern dialectal, archaic) a hill

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English - Etymology 3

Compare _la_. INTERJECTION LAW * (dated) An exclamation of mild surprise; lawks.

Compare la.

Interjection

law

  1. (dated) An exclamation of mild surprise; lawks.

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English - References

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Etymology in ODS

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English - Anagrams

* awl

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Lower Sorbian - Etymology

From Proto-Slavic _*lьvъ_, from Proto-Indo-European _*lewo-_.

From Proto-Slavic *lьvъ, from Proto-Indo-European *lewo-.

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Lower Sorbian - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): [law]

  • IPA(key): [law]

Dont le dans la catégorieLOWER SORBIAN - NOUN
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Lower Sorbian - Noun

LAW m (_diminutive_ LAWK, _feminine equivalent_ LAWOWKA) * lion (_Panthera leo_) DECLENSION DERIVED TERMS * lawica * lawik * lawowy

law m (diminutive lawk, feminine equivalent lawowka)

  1. lion (Panthera leo)

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Derived terms

  • lawica
  • lawik
  • lawowy

Dont le dans la catégorieSCOTS - NOUN
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Scots - Noun

LAW (_plural_ LAWS) * law * rounded hill (usually conical, frequently isolated or conspicuous)

law (plural laws)

  1. law
  2. rounded hill (usually conical, frequently isolated or conspicuous)

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Sranan Tongo - Verb

LAW * To be crazy

law

  1. To be crazy

Dont le dans la catégorieUPPER SORBIAN - PRONUNCIATION
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Upper Sorbian - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /lau̯/

  • IPA(key): /lau̯/

Dont le dans la catégorieUPPER SORBIAN - NOUN
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Upper Sorbian - Noun

LAW m * lion (_Panthera leo_) DECLENSION DERIVED TERMS * lawica, lawjace/-a/-y, lawowe/-a/-y

law m

  1. lion (Panthera leo)

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Derived terms

  • lawica, lawjace/-a/-y, lawowe/-a/-y

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Welsh - Noun

LAW * Soft mutation of _glaw_ (“rain”). * Soft mutation of _llaw_ (“hand”).

law

  1. Soft mutation of glaw (rain).
  2. Soft mutation of llaw (hand).


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