What Is Law?


Law is the system of rules that a society develops to deal with crime, business agreements, and social relationships. It also includes the people who work in this system, such as lawyers and judges.

Our laws protect and guarantee our rights, such as liberty and equality. They also ensure that our society is orderly and peaceful, by applying the same laws to everyone.

A law is a set of rules that are made by government and enforced by the courts. They apply to everybody equally, and if you break a law you might have to pay a fine or go to jail.

The word law comes from Latin verb ldere, meaning “to impose.” This word is often used to refer to the commands and regulations of the Mosaic covenant in the Old Testament, or to a code that applies to a particular religion.


The main function of law is to maintain peace and stability in a nation, to preserve individual rights, and to promote social justice and orderly change. Some legal systems serve these functions better than others, but all of them contribute to a well-ordered society.

Other types of law include civil law, which regulates private and business transactions; property law, which defines people’s rights and duties toward tangible property (real estate, cars, furniture, clothing); and criminal law, which sets out rules for how to do and say something illegal.

Law is a very important part of life and is a major source of power in a society. It also helps to resolve disputes and avoid conflict.

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