noun - the learned profession that is mastered by graduate study in a law school and that is responsible for the judicial system
noun - a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society
noun - the collection of rules imposed by authority
noun - the force of policemen and officers
noun - the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do
noun - a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature
noun - legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity