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Thesaurus of Synonyms of the Law Term in United Kingdom

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Synonyms of Law

act, assize, behest, bidding, bylaw, canon, case, caveat, charge, charter, code, command, commandment, constitution, covenant, decision, decree, decretum, demand, dictate, divestiture, due process, edict, enactment, equity, garnishment, injunction, institute, instruction, jurisprudence, legislation, mandate, measure, notice, order, ordinance, precedent, precept, prescript, prescription, reg, regulation, requirement, ruling, statute, subpoena, summons, warrant, writ


accountable, administrative, admissible, amerceable, ancillary, appellate, arcifinious, at the bar, bastard, capax, causidical, chartered, collateral, condemned, consensual, constitutional, coram judice, curule, darrein, disentitled, disfranchised, executive, foraneous, forensic, guilty, heteronomic, inquisitorial, intestate, judicatory, judicial, judiciary, jural, juramental, juridical, justiciable


law, lawless, leal, learned in the law, legal, legislative, legislatorial, leguleian, litigious, municipal, presiding, proprietary, qui tam, relevant, rhadamanthine, senatorial, statutable, statutory, sub judice, substantive, tortious, ultra vires, ultroneous, unattested, void


amendment, announcement, bill, clause, code, commitment, decree, edict, enactment, judgment, law, measure, order, ordinance, resolution, statute, subpoena, summons, verdict, warrant, writ


canon, code, covenance, custom, etiquette, fashion, form, formality, habit, law, percept, precept, propriety, rule, understanding, usage


authority, bureaucracy, control, direction, domination, dominion, executive, governance, guidance, influence, jurisdiction, law, ministry, patronage, political practice, politics, power, predominance, presidency, regency, regime, regimentation, regulation, restraint, rule, sovereignty, state, superintendence, superiority, supervision, supremacy,


decree, mandate, legal order, act, announcement, behest, bidding, charge, charging, command, commandment, declaration, decretum, dictum, direction, directive, edict, enactment, injunction, instruction, judgment, law, order, ordinance, precept, prescript, proclamation, promulgation, pronouncement, rap, regulation, rule, ruling, say, statute

act, canon, command, commandment, decree, decretum, dictate, dictum, directive, enactment, fiat, injunction, instrument, judgment, law, mandate, manifesto, ordinance, precept, prescript, proclamation, pronunciamento, regulation, rule, ruling, statute, ukase, writ


by the book, canon, convenance, convention, custom, formality, habit, law, layout, practice, precept, proceeding, process, propriety, protocol, regulation, rite, ritual, rule, usage, way


justice, lawfulness, fairness, amends, appeal, authority, authorization, charter, code, constitutionality, correction, decree, due process, equity, evenness, fair play, fair treatment, hearing, honesty, impartiality, integrity, judicatory, judicature, justness, law, legal process, legality, legalization, legitimacy, litigation, penalty, reasonableness, recompense, rectitude, redress, reparation, review, right, rule, sanction, sentence, truth

authorization, order, commandment, decree, dictate, direction, directive, injunction, instruction, law, mandate, ordinance, permission, precept, regulation, rule, stipulation,


control, dominance, ascendancy, authority, authorization, command, connection, direction, domination, dominion, hegemony, imperium, influence, jurisdiction, law, leadership, license, management, omnipotence, paramountcy, predominance, prerogative, prestige, privilege, regency, right, rule, say-so, sovereignty, steam, strength, strings, superiority, supremacy, warrant,


law, rule of behavior, action
axiom, behest, bidding, byword, canon, commandment, decree, decretum, direction, doctrine, dogma, edict, formula, fundamental, guideline, injunction, instruction, law, mandate, maxim, order, ordinance, prescript, principle, regulation, rule, saying, statute, tenet


prosecute, bring action against in court, arraign, bring suit, bring to trial, contest, do, haul into court, indict, involve in litigation, law, litigate, prefer charges, pull up, put away, put on docket, put on trial, see in court, seek redress, sue, summon, take to court, try, turn on the heat

regulation, rule, requirement, canon, chapter, code, commandment, decree, decretum, dictate, direction, edict, law, no-nos, numbers, order, ordinance, precept, prescript, principle, procedure, reg, standing order, statute


ruling, judgment, decree, adjudication, decision, directive, edict, finding, law, order, precept, pronouncement, resolution, rule, verdict


principle, axiom, belief, benchmark, canon, code, criterion, ethics, example, exemplar, fundamental, grade, guide, ideal, ideals, law, mean, measure, median, mirror, model, morals, norm, rule, rule of thumb, sample, specification


ban, disapproval, forbiddance, inhibition, interdict, law, limitation, prohibition, proscription, regulation, convention, reservation, restraint, restriction, sanction, social convention


tradition, established practice, attitude, belief, birthright, conclusion, convention, culture, custom, customs, ethic, ethics, fable, folklore, form, habit, heritage, idea, inheritance, institution, law, legend, lore, mores, myth, mythology, mythos, opinion, practice, praxis, ritual, unwritten law, usage, wisdom


governance, administration, authority, bureaucracy, command, control, direction, domination, dominion, empire, execution, executive, guidance, influence, jurisdiction, law, ministry, patronage, political practice, politics, polity, power, powers-that-be, predominanc


legal system, attorneys, barristers, bench, counsel, counselors, court, courtroom, dock, judgment, judiciary, jurists, law, law court, law practice, lawyers, legal profession, solicitors, tribunal

Antonyms of Law:

  • breaking, lawlessness, transgression, violation
  • illegality, injustice, lawlessness, partiality, unethicalness, unfairness

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