In general, a rule of being or of conduct, established by an authority able to enforce its will; a controlling regulation; the mode or order according to which an agent or a power acts.
In morals: The will of God as the rule for the disposition and conduct of all responsible beings toward him and toward each other; a rule of living, conformable to righteousness; the rule of action as obligatory on the conscience or moral nature.
An organic rule, as a constitution or charter, establishing and defining the conditions of the existence of a state or other organized community.
In philosophy and physics: A rule of being, operation, or change, so certain and constant that it is conceived of as imposed by the will of God or by some controlling authority; as, the law of gravitation; the laws of motion; the law heredity; the laws of thought; the laws of cause and effect; law of self-preservation.
In mathematics: The rule according to which anything, as the change of value of a variable, or the value of the terms of a series, proceeds; mode or order of sequence.
In arts, works, games, etc.: The rules of construction, or of procedure, conforming to the conditions of success; a principle, maxim; or usage; as, the laws of poetry, of architecture, of courtesy, or of whist.
Collectively, the whole body of rules relating to one subject, or emanating from one source; -- including usually the writings pertaining to them, and judicial proceedings under them; as, divine law; English law; Roman law; the law of real property; insurance law.
The body of rules by which society governs itself.
A body of rules of action or conduct prescribed by controlling authority, and having binding legal force.
A binding custom or practice of a community, enforced by the judiciary. A rule of conduct or action prescribe d or formal ly recognized as binding or enforced by a controlling authority. [D02929] Webster
a rule that is made by the government for all the people to obey
normative act which emanates from the legislative body of the state and through which are settled certain social relations. In the Republic of Moldova, the Parliament is the single legislative authority.
a rule of social conduct enforced by sanctions administered by a particular source of legitimate power.
A rule of conduct, generally found enacted in the form of a statute, that proscribes and/or mandates certain forms of behaviour. Statutory law is often the result of moral enterprise by interest groups that, through the exercise of political power, are successful in seeing their valuative perspectives enacted into law.
The combination of those rules and principles of conduct promulgated by legislative authority, derived from court decisions and established by local custom.
Rules established by governing authorities to maintain order in a society.
a rule that must be followed by people and is made by a government back
Any rule or principle expected to be observed. Written laws are enforced by an established authority structure.
The system of rules providing a basis for society to function harmoniously and efficiently.
a principle governing action, rule, or procedure that is enforced by a specific authority
an orderly system of rules and regulations by which a society is governed; fleshly works some depend on for their salvation and righteousness.
A system of fair rules over the behavior of citizens in any society.
Rule established by authority or custom; according to Thomas Aquinas, "an ordinance of reason for the common good, promulgated by him who has the care of the community."
A rule of conduct established and enforced by the authority, legislation, or custom of a given community, state, or nation.
legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity; "there is a law against kidnapping"
the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society
means the law of a member country and includes any rules, codes or regulations adopted under that law or imposed under the power of the regulatory authority.
The rules of conduct established and enforced by authority, legislation or custom of a given community, state or other group; any one of such rules.
"A rule of civil conduct prescribed by the supreme power in a state, commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong." Blackstone.
the body of rules which a state or community recognises as binding on its members or subjects. (p. 243)
A rule made and carried out by a government.
All the official rules and codes that govern citizens' actions, including the Constitution, statutory laws enacted by the Legislature, case laws established by court decisions, and administrative law as set forth by executive branch agencies.
A set of rules that is supposed to bind everyone.
A moral or legal code of conduct. It can be used to refer to Legislation of the state (Acts of Parliament in the UK), Church rules (Canon Law in the Catholic Church), moral guidelines either written in nature or the hearts of all people (Acquinas) or simply developed individually as part of a person value system. Ethical debates which mention law may be in discussions of whether natural or absolutes laws exist outside human created ideas, whether they should be applied universally or according to legal custom, and the reconciliation between laws of the state and moral laws. (see also Absolutism, Relativism, Natural Moral Law, Conscience.
Legal tool generally used for primary national legislation, often at generic or ‘enabling' level, requiring detailed regulations for its implementations.
A legal code, including trial and enforcement; characteristic of state-organized societies.
The rules which govern our daily lives.
A social norm that is sanctioned in threat or in fact by the application of physical force. The party that exercises such physical force is recognized by society as legitimately having this kind of authority, such as a police officer.
Rules and principles of conduct supported by the legislature, court decisions or local customs.
A rule enacted through legislation that prohibits certain actions and is enforced by the imposition of penalties. Canada environmental and wildlife laws aimed at protecting and conserving the environment-some developed because of domestic concerns, and others as a result of international agreements.
A rule established by authority, society, or custom. Or the body of rules governing the affairs of man with in a community or among states; social order.
A body of rules of action or conduct with binding legal force, prescribed by a controlling authority.
Rule of conduct determined by the people through their elected representatives, or by direct vote.
An enforceable rule set forth by a governing body based on moral principle. Law not based on morality is based only on force.
The rules governing our daily lives.
All the official rules and codes that govern our actions.
All the rules of conduct that have been approved by the government and which are in force over a certain territory and which must be obeyed by all persons on that territory (eg. the "laws" of Australia). Violation of these rules could lead to government action such as imprisonment or fine, or private action such as a legal judgement against the offender obtained by the person injured by the action prohibited by law. Synonymous to act or statute although in common usage, "law" refers not only to legislation or statutes but also to the body of unwritten law in those states which recognize common law.
(1) Body of principles, standards and rules prescribed and enforced by government for its own regulation and the conduct of its inhabitants; (2) rules of behavior made mandatory by society.
Rules which we live by to keep us safe and free and which help us to be fair and just.
one of the official rules of cricket, as codified by the Marylebone Cricket Club in London.
A set of rules or norms of conduct which mandate, proscribe or permit specified relationships among people and organizations; as well as punishments for those who do not follow the established ...
Common law is law set by precedent in court and by interpretation of the constitution and statute law. Statute law is governing action or procedure approved by the legislature.
The combination of rules and principles of conduct developed by the legislature, derived from court decisions, and established by local custom.
the rules enacted or customary in a country ordering or prohibiting certain actions.
Provision that regulates the conduct of society, primarily generated by the legislative branch of government.
a rule or set of rules made by the Parliament.
The system made up of rules established by an act of parliament, custom or practice enjoining or prohibiting certain action (see also COMMON LAW)
Law is the discipline and profession concerned with the binding customs, practices, and rules of conduct of a community. The wide range of law branches reflects the numerous ways law comes into everyone's lives. Contract law governs everything from buying a bus ticket, to obligations in the workplace.