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So great moreover is the regard of the law for private property, that it will not authorize the least violation of it; no, not even for the general good of the whole community.
William Blackstone

Meaning of "the law" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF THE LAW

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WHAT DOES THE LAW MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of the law in the English dictionary

The first definition of the law in the dictionary is the legal or judicial system. Other definition of the law is the profession or practice of law. The law is also the police or a policeman.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THE LAW

the last
the Last Judgment
the last laugh
the last straw
the Last Supper
the last trump
the last word
the Lateran
the latest
the least
the Lebanon
the Lesser Antilles
the letter
the Levant
the Levellers
the life and soul
the life of Riley
the like
the likes of
the limelight

WORDS THAT END LIKE THE LAW

administrative law
case law
civil law
common law
corporate law
court of law
criminal law
distributive law
employment law
go to law
international law
inverse square law
lay down the law
maritime law
matter of law
private law
question of law
rule of law
statute law
sunshine law

Synonyms and antonyms of the law in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «the law» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THE LAW

Find out the translation of the law to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of the law from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «the law» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

法律
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

la ley
570 millions of speakers

English

the law
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कानून
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

القانون
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

закон
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

a lei
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আইন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

la loi
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Undang-undang itu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

das Gesetz
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

法則
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Angger-anggering Toret
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

pháp luật
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சட்டம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कायदा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kanun
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

la legge
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

prawo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

закон
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

legea
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ο νόμος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

die wet
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lagen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

loven
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of the law

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THE LAW»

The term «the law» is very widely used and occupies the 6.120 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THE LAW» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «the law» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «the law» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about the law

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10 QUOTES WITH «THE LAW»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word the law.
1
Margaret Anderson
I defied nothing at all. I ignored the law because I didn't know it existed. It didn't occur to me that anyone would want to curb my inspiration.
2
Traian Basescu
Romania will always defend the Roma's right to move freely in Europe. They are European citizens and as long as there is no evidence they broke the law they should enjoy the same rights of any European citizen.
3
William Blackstone
So great moreover is the regard of the law for private property, that it will not authorize the least violation of it; no, not even for the general good of the whole community.
4
Anne Boleyn
Good Christian people, I am come hither to die, for according to the law, and by the law I am judged to die, and therefore I will speak nothing against it. I am come hither to accuse no man, nor to speak anything of that, whereof I am accused and condemned to die.
5
Joseph P. Bradley
The paramount destiny and mission of woman is to fulfill the noble and benign offices of wife and mother. That is the law of the Creator.
6
Alafair Burke
In our system, we leave questions of fact to a jury. But to render a verdict, a jury must know the law. For this, we rely upon jury instructions. Instructions are supposed to translate the law into lay terms that the jury can apply to the facts as they determine them.
7
Jack Cade
We will that all men know we blame not all the lords, nor all those that are about the king's person, nor all gentlemen nor yeomen, nor all men of law, nor all bishops, nor all priests, but all such as may be found guilty by just and true inquiry and by the law.
8
Benjamin N. Cardozo
The constant assumption runs throughout the law that the natural and spontaneous evolutions of habit fix the limits of right and wrong.
9
Andrew Carnegie
And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.
10
Samuel Chase
The jury has the right to determine both the law and the facts.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THE LAW»

Discover the use of the law in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to the law and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Creative License: The Law and Culture of Digital Sampling
Draws on interviews with more than 100 musicians, managers, lawyers, journalists, and scholars to critique the music industry s approach to digital sampling.
Kembrew McLeod, Peter DiCola, 2011
2
Minding the Law
--James Ryerson, Lingua Franca Reviews of this book: It is hard to imagine a better time for the publication of Minding the Law, a brilliant dissection of the court's work by two eminent scholars, law professor Anthony G. Amsterdam and ...
Anthony G. AMSTERDAM, Jerome S. Bruner, Anthony G Amsterdam, 2009
3
Distorting the Law: Politics, Media, and the Litigation Crisis
Distorting the Law lays bare how media coverage has sensationalized lawsuits and sympathetically portrayed corporate interests, supporting big business and reinforcing negative stereotypes of law practices.
William Haltom, Michael McCann, 2009
4
The Law of Armed Conflict: International Humanitarian Law in War
What weapons are lawful and unlawful, and why? This text takes the reader through these essential questions of the law of armed conflict and international humanitarian law to an awareness of finer points of battlefield law.
Gary D. Solis, 2010
5
Why People Obey the Law
People obey the law if they believe it's legitimate, not because they fear punishment--this is the startling conclusion of Tom Tyler's classic study.
Tom R. Tyler, 2006
6
The Book of the Law: (technically Called Liber Al Vel Legis ...
This work contains the corrected text of the 1938 edition with a facsimile of the handwritten manuscript.
Aleister Crowley, 1938
7
The Law and Parliament
The book deals with matters of intense topical debate including the incorporation of the European Convention on Human Rights and the implications of the Human Rights Act 1998, the establishment of a new Scottish Parliament, ways in which ...
Dawn Oliver, Gavin Drewry, 1998
8
A Matter of Interpretation: Federal Courts and the Law: ...
This essay is followed by four commentaries by Professors Gordon Wood, Laurence Tribe, Mary Ann Glendon, and Ronald Dworkin, who engage Justice Scalia's ideas about judicial interpretation from varying standpoints.
Antonin Scalia, Amy Gutmann, 1998
9
The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, ...
Creating a healthy, beautiful body begins with learning the facts and turning knowledge into action. In The Body Book, women will find the tools they need to build a healthier body now—so they can live joyfully in it for years to come.
Cameron Diaz, 2013
10
The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization: Text, ...
This is primarily a textbook for graduate and upper-level undergraduate students of law.
Peter Van den Bossche, 2005

6 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THE LAW»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term the law is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Indiana Law: Sorting Fact From Fiction From Politics
Mike Pence, who is considering a run for president in 2016, signed into law last week. It has caused a firestorm of criticism from those who say the law could lead ... «NPR, Apr 15»
2
Indiana 'Religious Freedom' Law Scrutinized Ahead of Final Four
Critics say the law could allow businesses to turn away gay and lesbian customers in the name of religious freedom. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended the law ... «ABC News, Mar 15»
3
5 Things To Know About The Latest Supreme Court Challenge To …
At issue in this case is a line in the law stipulating that subsidies are available to those who sign up for coverage "through an exchange established by the state. «NPR, Feb 15»
4
Justices to Hear New Challenge to Health Law
The case concerns tax subsidies that currently help millions of people afford health insurance under the law. According to the challengers, those subsidies are ... «New York Times, Nov 14»
5
New Questions on Health Law as Rulings on Subsidies Differ
Critics of the law, who said the ruling in Washington vindicated their opposition to it, did not have much time to celebrate. Within hours, a unanimous three-judge ... «New York Times, Jul 14»
6
Health Care Law Projected to Cut the Labor Force
The report did say that the law would reduce hours worked and full-time employment, but not because of a crippling impact on private-sector job creation. «New York Times, Feb 14»

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