Meaning of “law and order” in the English Dictionary

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"law and order" in British English

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law and ordernoun [ U ]

uk /ˌlɔː ənd ˈɔː.dər/ us /ˌlɑː ənd ˈɔːr.dɚ/

C2 a situation in which the laws of a country are being obeyed, especially when the police or army are used to make certain of this:

(Definition of “law and order” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"law and order" in Business English

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law and ordernoun [ U ]

uk us

a situation in which laws are obeyed, and people behave in an organized and peaceful way:

Taxing consumption of alcohol is an issue of law and order.

(Definition of “law and order” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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