Bedeutung von "law" Essential English Dictionary

law

noun uk /lɔː/

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.
by law

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

Children have to go to school by law.
the law

the system of official rules in a country:

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

(Definition von "law" von Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)