Spanish translation of “law”
law 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
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.
lawsuit noun › a quarrel or disagreement taken to a court of law to be settled
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
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
With young children you have to lay down the law so that they clearly know right from wrong.