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Meaning of “law and order” in the English Dictionary

"law and order" in British English

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law and ordernoun [U]

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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: a ​complete breakdown inlaw and ​order
(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]

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a ​situation in which ​laws are obeyed, and ​peoplebehave 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)
Translations of “law and order”
in Chinese (Simplified) 法律与秩序…
in Chinese (Traditional) 法律與秩序…
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