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- systems of law as a subject of study or as the basis of the legal profession:he was still practicing law [as modifier]:a law firmCompare with jurisprudence.
- statutory law and the common law. Compare with equity.
- (also the Law of Moses) the precepts of the Pentateuch. Compare with Torah.
- see jungle.
Old English lagu, from Old Norse lag 'something laid down or fixed', of Germanic origin and related to lay1