C : a rule or order that it is advisable or obligatory to observe a law of self-preservation d : something compatible with or enforceable by established law The decrees were judged not to be law and were therefore rescinded.Though common-law courts appeared to be merely a symbolic attempt by extremists to assert their political legitimacy, the actions of some of them led to prosecution for criminal conspiracy.Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Quando lex est specialis, ratio autem generalis, generrliter lex est intelligenda.Outside/within the law He took risks with his business dealings, but was careful to stay within the law.Administrative agencies are necessary because lawmakers often lack detailed knowledge about important issues, and they need experts to manage the regulation of complex subjects.
The laws assist the ignorant.Ex facto jus oritur.A retrospective law is one that is to take effect, in point of time, before it was passed.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a divinely appointed order or system.These statutory codes are available in many public libraries, in law libraries, and in some government buildings, such as city halls and courthouses.
Legal action; litigation: to go to law.Federal laws generally involve matters that concern the entire country.