(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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- Plural: laws
- Laws are studied in criminology.
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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 March 25, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/law/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
law. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/law/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “law.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed March 25, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/law/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“law.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 25 Mar. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/law/>.