lawfulness

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lawfulness the quality of conforming to law
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Limbs of the Law Limbs of the Law
MR. BONAR LAW PACKS HIS TRUNKS MR. BONAR LAW PACKS HIS TRUNKS
Seeing Ourselves in the Looking-Glass of God's Law Seeing Ourselves in the Looking-Glass of God's Law

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
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    • n lawfulness The character of being lawful or conformable to law; legality; rightfulness: as, the lawfulness of an action does not always prove its propriety or expedience.
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Quotations

  • Buddha
    Buddha
    “Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.”
  • Bob Dylan
    Bob%20Dylan
    “To live outside the law, you must be honest.”
  • Maxim Gorky
    Maxim Gorky
    “Every new time will give its law.”
  • Jean Jacques Rousseau
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    “Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.”
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    “The law is reason, free from passion.”
  • Ward Becker
    Ward Becker
    “Laws are not masters, but servants, and he rules them, who obeys them.”

Idioms

Law of unintended consequences - Events and/or actions that result from the implementation of a law or rule that the makers of the law did not expect.
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Law unto yourself - If somebody's a law unto themselves, they do what they believe is right regardless of what is generally accepted as correct.
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Lay down the law - If someone lays down the law, they tell people what to do and are authoritarian.
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Sod's law - Sod's law states that if something can go wrong then it will.
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Spirit of the law - The spirit of the law is the idea or ideas that the people who made the law wanted to have effect.
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Word of the law - The word of the law means that the law is interpreted in an absolutely literal way which goes against the ideas that the lawmakers had wished to implement.
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Usage

In literature:

Those who obeyed the law were ruined; violators of the law smuggled goods into Canada and Florida for shipment abroad.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
That there is a law for the poor man and another law for the rich.
"The Man in Court" by Frederic DeWitt Wells
But I now go on from the Moral Law as a duty to the Moral Law as a faith.
"The Relations Between Religion and Science" by Frederick, Lord Bishop of Exeter
Heaven does not act independently, but follows a universal law, the so-called "Tao".
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
Thou handest it over to me by law, and I take it from thee by law.
"The story of Burnt Njal" by Anonymous
We have saved the law by resolving that our decrees shall be the law.
"History of the Girondists, Volume I" by Alphonse de Lamartine
We find laws even in so just a law-book as Deuteronomy which are unfair to foreigners.
"Hebrew Life and Times" by Harold B. Hunting
But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law will he exercise himself day and night.
"Westminster Sermons with a Preface" by Charles Kingsley
Akin to these divine laws is the purely ecclesiastical law or law of the Church.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
All laws are God's laws, except the arbitrary laws of men.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
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In poetry:

The garden of Gethsemane,
The second Adam saw,
Oppressed with woe, to set us free
From the avenging law.
"The Garden" by John Newton
It’s the sweet law of men
They make wine from grapes
They make fire from coal
They make men from kisses
"It’s The Sweet Law Of Men" by Paul Eluard
"This is the law of being
That links the threefold chain:
The life we give to beauty
Returns to us again."
"Earth Voices" by Bliss William Carman
While I hearken to Thy law,
Fill my soul with humble awe
Till Thy Gospel bring to me
Life and immortality.
"To the Temple I Repair" by James Montgomery
How sad if, by some strange new law,
All kisses scarred!
For she who is most beautiful
Would be most marred.
"Suppose" by Anne Reeve Aldrich
His laws are just and pure,
His truth without deceit,
His promises for ever sure,
And his rewards are great.
"Psalm 19 part 1" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children wear handcuffs as they protest against a uniform draft law to replace the Tal Law in Jerusalem, Israel on July 16, 2012.
Barkow is the Segal Family professor of regulatory law and policy and the faculty director at the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law at New York University.
Despite 19 months without a minimum markup law on gasoline in Wisconsin-during which time customers enjoyed cents off per gallons and mom and pop stores continued to thrive-the law has been reinstated, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.
Glenn Smith, Professor of Constitutional Law, California Western School of Law.
Glenn Smith, a professor of constitutional law at California Western School of Law, talks to KPBS about the death penalty and "three strikes" ballot measures.
A complete code of the laws of a country or system of law.
Sheriff Dupnik describes how the AZ immigration law puts law enforcement in an impossible position.
The Mount Olive Police Department and agents with the North Carolina Division of Alcohol Law Enforcement arrested eight people in Seven Springs for violations of the state gambling laws.
(Host) Commentator Brian Porto is Deputy Director of the Sports Law Institute at Vermont Law School.
California law allows the sale of medicinal marijuana but agents said it's illegal under federal law.
Unauthorized Practice of Immigration Law by Non-Attorneys and Unauthorized Practice of Law Generally by Notaries Public.
The ABA's Section Of International Law 2006 Spring Meeting: A Look At The Practice Of Law In 2025.
Under Nevada law, it is a misdemeanor to practice law without a license, and Clark said he referred one complainant to Metro Police for prosecution in December 2007, but never heard from police.
Groves, Professor of Law, Florida Coastal School of Law.
Rotunda is professor of law at the Chapman University School of Law.
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In science:

We will show that the quenched law of (Zt )t≥0 conditioned on extinction agrees in law with the quenched law of a subcritical BDRE.
Supercritical branching diffusions in random environment
For spherically symmetric space-times he was able to write down the Einstein field equations in a form, termed as ’Unified first law’ and first law of thermodynamics for a dynamical BH can be obtained by pro jecting this unified first law along a trapping horizon.
Universal Thermodynamics with state finder parameters: A general prescription
Indeed, there are two natural laws on the path space that are considered in the literature: the aforementioned quenched law P x ω (−) and the annealed or, more accurately, averaged law EQP x ω (−) where Q is a specific (natural) measure on environments (similar to P).
Recent progress on the Random Conductance Model
The theoretical construct of dynamics was built on one main line — the basis of the law of conservation of energy — but does not include the theme about dissipation, this is in keeping with the first law of thermodynamics in the macro field but does not include the theoretical construct of the second law.
Internal Heat Energy, Entropy and The Second Law: A New Approach to Theoretical Thermodynamics
Under the conditional law in (6.9), B on e × [0, 1) has the Poisson-t law given at least one bar; likewise on e × [0, 1); while on edges (e+ , v ), where v is an offspring of e+ other than e− , it has the Poisson-t law.
Sharp phase transition in the random stirring model on trees
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