Meaning of LAW in English



Discipline and profession concerned with the customs, practices, and rules of conduct that are recognized as binding by the community.

Enforcement of the body of rules is through a controlling authority, such as a group of elders, a regent, a court, or a judiciary. Comparative law is the study of the differences, similarities, and interrelationships of different systems of law. Important areas in the study and practice of law include administrative law , antitrust law , business law , constitutional law, criminal law , environmental law, family law, health law, immigration law, intellectual property law, international law , labour law , maritime law , procedural law , property law, public interest law, tax law, trust s and estates, and tort s. See also Anglo-Saxon law ; canon law ; civil law ; common law ; equity ; Germanic law ; Indian law ; Islamic law ( Shar 012B; ah ); Israeli law ; Japanese law ; jurisprudence ; military law ; Roman law ; Scottish law ; Soviet law .

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