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  3  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 
  {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 
  {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 
  {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 
  {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]: 
  Municipal  \Mu*nic"i*pal\,  a.  [L.  municipalis,  fr  municipium  a 
  town,  particularly  in  Italy,  which  possessed  the  right  of 
  Roman  citizenship,  but  was  governed  by  its  own  laws,  a  free 
  town,  fr  municeps  an  inhabitant  of  a  free  town,  a  free 
  citizen;  munia  official  duties,  functions  +  capere  to  take: 
  cf  F.  municipal.  Cf  {Immunity},  and  {Capacoius}.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  city  or  a  corporation  having  the 
  right  of  administering  local  government;  as  municipal 
  rights;  municipal  officers. 
  2.  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  state,  kingdom,  or  nation. 
  Municipal  law  is  properly  defined  to  be  a  rule  of 
  civil  conduct  prescribed  by  the  supreme  power  in  a 
  state.  --Blackstone. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  relating  or  belonging  to  or  characteristic  of  a 
  municipality;  "municipal  government";  "municipal 
  bonds";  "a  municipal  park";  "municipal  transportation" 
  2:  of  or  relating  to  the  government  of  a  municipality; 
  "international  law...only  authorizes  a  belligerant  to 
  punish  a  spy  under  its  municipal  law"-  J.L.kuntz 

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