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Significado de “law” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "law" - Diccionario Inglés

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lawnoun

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 ​societybehaves: There are laws againstdrinking in the ​street. The laws governing the ​possession of ​firearms are being ​reviewed. They ​led the ​fight to ​impose laws onsmoking. [+ -ing verb or + to infinitive] Many ​doctorsbackedplans for a law banning/toban all ​tobaccoadvertising. B2 [U] (often the law) the ​system of ​rules of a ​particularcountry, ​group, or ​area of ​activity: What does the law say about having ​alcohol in the ​blood while ​driving? Of ​courserobbery is against the law! The ​judgeruled that the ​directors had ​knowingly broken the law. You can't take that ​course of ​action and ​remain within the law. They have to ​provide a ​contract by law. It was a ​detailedstudy of ​internationalhumanrights law.B2 [U] the ​area of ​knowledge or ​work that ​involvesstudying or ​working with the law : She's going to ​study law at ​university. a law ​firm in New York [S] informal the ​police: The law was/were out in ​force at the ​demonstration.go to law When someone goes to law about something, they ​ask a ​court to make a ​legaljudgment about it.
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law noun (PRINCIPLE)

C2 [C] a ​generalrule that ​states what always ​happens when the same ​conditionsexist: Newton's laws ofmotion the laws of ​nature/​physicshumorous The first law of (= the most ​importantprinciple in)politics is - if you're going to ​lie, don't get ​found out!
(Definition of law from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "law" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

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lawnoun

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law noun (RULE)

[C/U] a ​rule made by a ​government that ​states how ​people may and may not ​behave in ​society and in ​business, and that often ​ordersparticularpunishments if they do not ​obey, or a ​system of such ​rules: [U] civil/​criminal law [U] federal/​state law [C] We have a law in this ​state that ​drivers must ​wear seatbelts. [U] She’s ​studying law at Georgetown University. [U] Playing ​loudmusic late at ​night is against the law. [C/U] The law is also the ​police: [U] He got in ​trouble with the law as a ​young man.Law and order Law and ​order is the ​condition of a ​society in which laws are ​obeyed, and ​sociallife and ​business go on in an ​organized way.Law enforcement Law ​enforcement is the ​governmentactivity of ​keeping the ​publicpeace and causing laws to be ​obeyed: Several law ​enforcementofficers were ​sent to Mexico to ​bring the ​prisoner back.

law noun (PRINCIPLE)

[C] a ​generalrule that ​states what always ​happens when the same ​conditionsexist: the laws of ​physics
(Definition of law from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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lawnoun

uk   us   /lɔː/
[C] GOVERNMENT, LAW a ​rule, usually made by a ​government, that ​states how ​people may and may not ​behave in a ​society, and often ​orders particular punishments if they do not obey: a law against sth There is a law against ​aggressivetelemarketing.a law requires/states sth Senate ​leadersproposed a law ​requiringrigorous new ​scrutiny of all future ​taxbreaks.a law allows/forbids/prohibits sth Checks will be ​processed more quickly, thanks to a ​federal law ​allowingbanks to use ​electronicimages of ​checks.the laws on/governing sth He ​planschanges to the laws on ​bankruptcy. tax/anti-trust/​environmental laws
[S or U] GOVERNMENT, LAW the set or ​system of laws made by a ​government in a particular ​place: UK/American/Indian, etc. law Promising magical ​remedies is prosecutable under Indian law.federal/international/state law The ​hearing was ​required by ​federal law.obey/respect the law Even the most powerful ​people have a ​duty to obey the law. uphold/​enforce the law break/disobey/​violate the law It is against the law to ​hireundocumentedworkers in the U.S.the law says/states/requires The law ​requirestraders to ​state clearly what ​rate of ​exchange they are using.by law By law, the ​maximumdonationallowed is $5,000.under the law Under the law, ​privateequity is ​taxed in exactly the same manner as every other ​investment.outside/within the law He took ​risks with his ​businessdealings, but was careful to ​stay within the law.
[U] GOVERNMENT, LAW the ​part of a set of laws that ​deals with a particular ​activity, ​business, or ​industry: civil/common/​criminal law labour/​tax/​employment law company/​intellectualproperty/​contract law copyright/​corporate/​employment law
[U] the ​study of law or the ​job of being a ​lawyer: go into/practise/study law Her mother inspired her to ​study law.law firm/practice/school This isn't just any law school, it's the one that has more ​judges in more ​courtrooms than any other. a law degree/​graduate/professor
[C or U] the ​rules set by an ​organization that ​control how it and its ​members should ​behave: the laws of sth Managers know how to ​promote a respectful ​workingenvironment while ​maintaining the laws of the ​office. Church law ​regulates the ​actions of the bishops.
[C, usually plural] a ​rule or ​normal way of ​behaving which the ​people who do an ​activity usually ​follow: the laws of sth The laws of good ​business say you ​shakehands and make ​eyecontact when you ​leave. Out of all the laws of ​salesmanship, the first one to learn is to get a prospect's ​name. Vendors have informal laws of their own about client-stealing.
[C] a ​rule which ​states what always ​happens when the same ​conditions exist: the law of sth The first law of thermodynamics says that ​energy is conserved in any ​process involving a thermodynamic ​system and its surroundings.the laws of physics/science/economics According to the laws of ​physics this would not be possible.
the law LAW the ​police or other ​officials who ​stopcrime or ​catchcriminals: He had to swear he wasn't ​changing his ​name in ​order to run from the law.
(Definition of law from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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