Translation of "law" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /lɔː/ us /lɑː/

law noun (RULE)

B1 [ C ] a rule, usually made by a government, that is used to order the way in which a society behaves

There are laws against drinking in the street. 有法律禁止在街上喝酒。
The laws governing the possession of firearms are being reviewed. 關於持有武器的法律正在審議中。
They led the fight to impose laws on smoking. 他們帶頭爭取對吸煙行為進行法律約束。
[ + -ing verb or + to infinitive ] Many doctors backed plans for a law banning/to ban all tobacco advertising. 許多醫生都希望能有法律禁止香煙廣告。

B2 [ U ] often the law the system of rules of a particular country, group, or area of activity

What does the law say about having alcohol in the blood while driving? 關於駕車時血液中含有酒精法律是如何規定的?
Of course robbery is against the law! 搶劫當然是違法的!
The judge ruled that the directors had knowingly broken the law. 法官判定董事們知法犯法。
You can't take that course of action and remain within the law. 如果那樣做就會觸犯法律。
They have to provide a contract by law. 他們必須依法提供合同。

[ S ] informal the police

The law was/were out in force at the demonstration. 警方派出大隊人馬在遊行現場進行戒備。
go to law

When someone goes to law about something, they ask a court to make a legal judgment about it.


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law noun (PRINCIPLE)

C2 [ C ] a general rule that states what always happens when the same conditions exist

Newton's laws of motion 牛頓運動定律
the laws of nature/physics 自然規律/物理定律
humorous The first law of (= the most important principle in) politics is - if you're going to lie, don't get found out! 政界的首要原則是——如果你打算說謊,就不要讓人發現!

(Translation of “law” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)