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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
 
 
  {Law  of  Charles}  (Physics),  the  law  that  the  volume  of  a 
  given  mass  of  gas  increases  or  decreases,  by  a  definite 
  fraction  of  its  value  for  a  given  rise  or  fall  of 
  temperature;  --  sometimes  less  correctly  styled  {Gay 
  Lussac's  law},  or  {Dalton's  law}. 
 
  {Law  of  nations}.  See  {International  law},  under 
  {International}. 
 
  {Law  of  nature}. 
  a  A  broad  generalization  expressive  of  the  constant 
  action  or  effect,  of  natural  conditions;  as  death 
  is  a  law  of  nature;  self-defense  is  a  law  of  nature. 
  See  {Law},  4. 
  b  A  term  denoting  the  standard,  or  system,  of  morality 
  deducible  from  a  study  of  the  nature  and  natural 
  relations  of  human  beings  independent  of  supernatural 
  revelation  or  of  municipal  and  social  usages. 
 
  {Law  of  the  land},  due  process  of  law;  the  general  law  of  the 
  land. 
 
  {Laws  of  honor}.  See  under  {Honor}. 
 
  {Laws  of  motion}  (Physics),  three  laws  defined  by  Sir  Isaac 
  Newton:  (1)  Every  body  perseveres  in  its  state  of  rest  or 
  of  moving  uniformly  in  a  straight  line  except  so  far  as 
  it  is  made  to  change  that  state  by  external  force.  (2) 
  Change  of  motion  is  proportional  to  the  impressed  force, 
  and  takes  place  in  the  direction  in  which  the  force  is 
  impressed.  (3)  Reaction  is  always  equal  and  opposite  to 
  action  that  is  to  say  the  actions  of  two  bodies  upon 
  each  other  are  always  equal  and  in  opposite  directions. 
 
  {Marine  law},  or  {Maritime  law},  the  law  of  the  sea;  a  branch 
  of  the  law  merchant  relating  to  the  affairs  of  the  sea, 
  such  as  seamen,  ships,  shipping,  navigation,  and  the  like 
  --Bouvier. 
 
  {Mariotte's  law}.  See  {Boyle's  law}  (above). 
 
  {Martial  law}.See  under  {Martial}. 
 
  {Military  law},  a  branch  of  the  general  municipal  law, 
  consisting  of  rules  ordained  for  the  government  of  the 
  military  force  of  a  state  in  peace  and  war,  and 
  administered  in  courts  martial.  --Kent.  Warren's 
  Blackstone. 
 
  {Moral  law},the  law  of  duty  as  regards  what  is  right  and 
  wrong  in  the  sight  of  God;  specifically,  the  ten 
  commandments  given  by  Moses.  See  {Law},  2. 
 
  {Mosaic},  or  {Ceremonial},  {law}.  (Script.)  See  {Law},  3. 
 
  {Municipal},  or  {Positive},  {law},  a  rule  prescribed  by  the 
  supreme  power  of  a  state,  declaring  some  right  enforcing 
  some  duty,  or  prohibiting  some  act  --  distinguished  from 
  international  and  constitutional  law.  See  {Law},  1. 
 
  {Periodic  law}.  (Chem.)  See  under  {Periodic}. 
 
  {Roman  law},  the  system  of  principles  and  laws  found  in  the 
  codes  and  treatises  of  the  lawmakers  and  jurists  of 
  ancient  Rome,  and  incorporated  more  or  less  into  the  laws 
  of  the  several  European  countries  and  colonies  founded  by 
  them  See  {Civil  law}  (above). 
 
  {Statute  law},  the  law  as  stated  in  statutes  or  positive 
  enactments  of  the  legislative  body. 
 
  {Sumptuary  law}.  See  under  {Sumptuary}. 
 
  {To  go  to  law},  to  seek  a  settlement  of  any  matter  by 
  bringing  it  before  the  courts  of  law;  to  sue  or  prosecute 
  some  one 
 
  {To}  {take,  or  have},  {the  law  of},  to  bring  the  law  to  bear 
  upon  as  to  take  the  law  of  one's  neighbor.  --Addison. 
 
  {Wager  of  law}.  See  under  {Wager}. 
 
  Syn:  Justice;  equity. 
 
  Usage:  {Law},  {Statute},  {Common  law},  {Regulation},  {Edict}, 
  {Decree}.  Law  is  generic,  and  when  used  with 
  reference  to  or  in  connection  with  the  other  words 
  here  considered,  denotes  whatever  is  commanded  by  one 
  who  has  a  right  to  require  obedience.  A  statute  is  a 
  particular  law  drawn  out  in  form  and  distinctly 
  enacted  and  proclaimed.  Common  law  is  a  rule  of  action 
  founded  on  long  usage  and  the  decisions  of  courts  of 
  justice.  A  regulation  is  a  limited  and  often 
  temporary  law,  intended  to  secure  some  particular  end 
  or  object.  An  edict  is  a  command  or  law  issued  by  a 
  sovereign,  and  is  peculiar  to  a  despotic  government.  A 
  decree  is  a  permanent  order  either  of  a  court  or  of 
  the  executive  government.  See  {Justice}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ceremonial  \Cer`e*mo"ni*al\,  n. 
  1.  A  system  of  rules  and  ceremonies,  enjoined  by  law,  or 
  established  by  custom,  in  religious  worship,  social 
  intercourse,  or  the  courts  of  princes;  outward  form 
 
  The  gorgeous  ceremonial  of  the  Burgundian  court. 
  --Prescott. 
 
  2.  The  order  for  rites  and  forms  in  the  Roman  Catholic 
  church,  or  the  book  containing  the  rules  prescribed  to  be 
  observed  on  solemn  occasions. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ceremonial  \Cer`e*mo"ni*al\,  a.  [L.  caerimonialis:  cf  F. 
  c['e]rimonial.  See  {Ceremony}.] 
  1.  Relating  to  ceremony,  or  external  rite;  ritual;  according 
  to  the  forms  of  established  rites. 
 
  Ceremonial  observances  and  outward  show  --Hallam. 
 
  2.  Observant  of  forms;  ceremonious. 
 
  Note:  [In  this  sense  ceremonious  is  now  preferred.]  --Donne. 
 
  He  moves  in  the  dull  ceremonial  track.  --Druden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ceremonial 
  adj  :  marked  by  pomp  or  ceremony  or  formality;  "a  solemn 
  occasion";  "ceremonial  garb"  [syn:  {solemn}] 
  n  :  a  formal  event  performed  on  a  special  occasion;  "a  ceremony 
  commemorating  Pearl  Harbor"  [syn:  {ceremony},  {ceremonial 
  occasion},  {observance}] 




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