lawlike

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law (lô)
n.

  1. A rule of conduct or procedure established by custom, agreement, or authority.

  2. A set of rules or principles for a specific area of a legal system.

  3. A piece of enacted legislation.

  4. A formulation describing a relationship observed to be invariable between or among phenomena for all cases in which the specified conditions are met.

  5. A generalization based on consistent experience or results.

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