Translation of law in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 countable (rule, regulation) to pass a lawnavigation lawsaprobar una leythere ought to be a law against it!leyes de navegaciónlegislación (feminine) navierahe's/she's a law unto himself/herself¡debería estar prohibido por ley!his bookkeeping is a law unto itselfhace lo que le da la gana1.2 uncountable (collectively) See examples: the law to break the lawsu sistema de contabilidad lo entiende solo élto enforce the lawviolar or contravenir or infringir la leyit is against the law to take them out of the countryimponer or hacer respetar la leyto stay within the lawes ilegal or está prohibido por (la) ley sacarlos del paísto operate within/outside the lawactuar dentro de la leyno one is above the lawoperar dentro/fuera de la leyin accordance with the lawnadie está por encima de la leypermitted by lawen conformidad con la leyde acuerdo a or con la leyrequired by lawpermitido por la leyunder French lawexigido por (la) leythese proposals became law in 1987según la ley or la legislación francesahis word is law in this houseestas propuestas se hicieron ley en 1987to lay down the lawen esta casa su palabra es leyshe's already laying down the lawdar órdenesto take the law into one's own handsya está dando órdenes1.3 uncountable (as field, discipline)tomarse la justicia por su ( or mi etc) propia mano(profession)to study lawto practice lawestudiar derecho or abogacíaprivate/international lawejercer la abogacíato enter the law (British English)derecho privado/internacionallaw studenthacerse abogadoestudiante (masculine and feminine) de derechoExample sentences
- They are not criminologists or law professors who are studying theoretical issues.
- It is important for students of law to situate the legal doctrine of the EU in its historical and political context.
- Criminal law is a subject of great complexity which students find both fascinating and frustrating.
- 2 uncountable 2.1 (litigation) See examples: to go to law (British English)to take a case to law (British English)recurrir a los tribunales or a la justiciaa court of lawllevar un caso ante los tribunalesan officer of the law [formal]un tribunal de justicia(before noun) the law reportsun agente de la ley2.2 (police) See examples: the law [colloquial]≈ la jurisprudenciaI'll have the law on you! [colloquial]la policíashe's been in trouble with the law before¡voy a llamar a la policía!ya ha tenido problemas con la autoridad or con la leyExample sentences
- Adequate fencing of pools will be achieved only if fencing is both required by law and regulations are enforced.
- This may be enforced by law, with a clause in the legislation to set up regulation of care providers.
- We will make a change to see that justice is served and no more lives will be stolen by law enforcement.
- It doesn't take long before he's in trouble with the law but the police are prepared to do a deal with him.
- In a previous run-in with the law, police had gunned down Edward several years ago.
- 3 countable or uncountable (code of conduct) See examples: laws of etiquettethe laws of rugbynormas (feminine plural) or reglas (feminine plural) de etiquetaMosaic/Koranic law (Religion)el reglamento del rugbyla ley de Moisés or mosaica/del CoránExample sentences
- Before long the sports law will be amended to bring about fair play and equality in the voting system.
- Foul language is a problem for the law makers in every sport.
- Now out of form strikers and captains who cynically exploit the laws of the game are immune from being dropped.
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