Translation of "law" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


noun (RULE) 規定 uk us /lɔː/ US  /lɑː/

[ C or U ] a rule, usually made by a government, that is used to order the way in which a society behaves, or the whole system of such rules

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。
They have to provide a contract by law. 他們必須依法提供合同。
She's going to study law at university. 她打算上大學學法律。
[ or+ -ing verb + to infinitive ] Many doctors want to see 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。
→ See also bylaw , lawsuit , lawyer
the law

the system of rules of a particular country

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。

[ 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 decide if it was done legally.


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