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[n] the learned profession that is mastered by graduate study in a law school and that is responsible for the judicial system; "he studied law at Yale"
[n] a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society
[n] a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature; "the laws of thermodynamics"
[n] the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do
[n] legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity; "there is a law against kidnapping"
[n] the force of policemen and officers; "the law came looking for him"
[n] the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"


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