When people ask what is the law? There is no single definition of what is called law. This means that there are various definitions given to the law, where between one definition with another definition shows the differences. However, the substance of the definitions given to the law is not different. Here are some definitions given against dictionary-based laws:
Some law definitions by dictionary;
1. The Law Dictionary (http://thelawdictionary.org/law/)
That which is laid down, ordained, or established. A rule or method according to which phenomena or actions coexist or follow each other. 2. A system of principles and rules of human conduct, being the aggregate of those commandments and principles which are either prescribed or recognized by the gov- erning power in an organized jural society as its will in relation to the conduct of the members of such society, and which it undertakes to maintain and sanction and to use as the criteria of the actions of such members. "Law" is a solemn expression of legislative will. It orders and permits and forbids. It announces rewards and punishments. Its provisions generally relate not to solitary or singular cases, but to what passes in the ordinary course of affairs
2. Cambridge Dictionary (https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/law)
a rule, usually made by a government, that is used to order the way in which a society behaves
3. Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law)
Law is a system of rules that are created and enforced through social or governmental institutions to regulate behavior. Law as a system helps regulate and ensure that a community show respect, and equality amongst themselves. State-enforced laws can be made by a collective legislature or by a single legislator, resulting in statutes, by the executive through decrees and regulations, or established by judges through precedent, normally in common law jurisdictions
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4. Dictionary Law (https://dictionary.law.com)
any system of regulations to govern the conduct of the people of a community, society or nation, in response to the need for regularity, consistency and justice based upon collective human experience.
5. Dictionary.com (http://www.dictionary.com/browse/law)
the principles and regulations established in a community by someauthority and applicable to its people, whether in the form of legislation or of custom and policies recognized and enforced byjudicial decision
6. Oxford Dictionaries (https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/law)
The system of rules which a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members and which it may enforce by the imposition of penalties.
7. Legal Dictionary (https://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/law)
A body of rules of conduct of binding legal force and effect, prescribed, recognized, and enforced by controlling authority.
8. KBBI (https://kbbi.kemdikbud.go.id/entri/hukum)
peraturan atau adat yang secara resmi dianggap mengikat, yang dikukuhkan oleh penguasa atau pemerintah
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