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1. A recognized causal link or principle whose violation must or should result in a penalty as failure, injury, loss, or pain.
2. The binding rules of conduct meant to enforce justice and prescribe duty or obligation, and derived largely from custom or formal enactment by a ruler or legislature. These laws carry with them the power and authority of the enactor, and associated penalties for failure or refusal to obey. Law derives its legitimacy ultimately from universally accepted principles such as the essential justness of the rules, or the sovereign power of a parliament to enact them.
3. A description of a direct link between cause and effect of a phenomenon deduced from experiments and/or observations.

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Even though Benedict was not a lawyer, he had no doubt that his tenant was breaking the law and decided he had no choice but to call the police.
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When visiting other countries, it is always smart to know and respect the law of the locality that you are staying in.
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You must be sure to follow every law and regulation when you are running your business so no fines are levied.
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