Übersetzung von “law” — Englisch–Spanisch Wörterbuch


noun uk /lɔː/ us //

B1 the subject or job of understanding and dealing with the laws of a country

I studied law at college.

an official rule in a country

There are laws against drinking in the street.
the law

the system of official rules in a country

la ley
You’re breaking the law.
It’s against the law (= illegal) not to wear seat belts.
by law

If you have to do something by law, it is illegal not to do it.

por ley
Children have to go to school by law.

(Übersetzung von “law” aus dem Cambridge Englisch–Spanisch Wörterbuch © Cambridge University Press)


noun /loː/

the collection of rules according to which people live or a country etc is governed

Breaking the speed limit is against the law
law and order.

any one of such rules

A new law has been passed by Parliament.

(in science) a rule that says that under certain conditions certain things always happen

the law of gravity.
lawful adjective

(opposite unlawful) allowed by law

legal, lícito
He was attacked while going about his lawful business.

just or rightful

She is the lawful owner of the property.
lawfully adverb

He lawfully purchased the gun.
lawless adjective

paying no attention to, and not keeping, the law

sin ley, ilegal
In its early days, the American West was full of lawless men.
lawlessly adverb

lawlessness noun

lawyer /ˈloːjə/ noun

a person whose work it is to know about and give advice and help to others concerning the law

If you want to make your will, consult a lawyer.
law-abiding adjective

obeying the law

respetuoso de la ley
a law-abiding citizen.
law court noun (also court of law)

a place where people accused of crimes are tried and legal disagreements between people are judged.

tribunal de justicia
lawsuit noun

a quarrel or disagreement taken to a court of law to be settled

pleito, proceso
She has threatened to file a lawsuit against him.
be a law unto oneself

to be inclined not to obey rules or follow the usual customs and conventions

dictar sus propias leyes
Lucy is something of a law unto herself – you never quite know what she is going to do next.
the law noun

the police

la policía
The thief was still in the building when the law arrived.
the law of the land noun

the established law of a country.

la ley del país
lay down the law

to state something in a way that indicates that one expects one’s opinion and orders to be accepted without argument

hablar autoritariamente
With young children you have to lay down the law so that they clearly know right from wrong.

(Übersetzung von “law” aus dem PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)