law

(noun) Formal and informal rules and standards (mores) enacted by a political entity and enforced by agents with recognized authority such as the police and the courts.

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How to Cite the Definition of Law

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “law.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 12, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/law/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

law. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/law/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “law.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 12, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/law/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“law.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 12 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/law/>.