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abide byTo accept a decision or law and act in accordance with it; to conform to; to acquiesce; as, to abide by an award.Rate it:

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above the lawExempt from the laws that apply to everyone else.Rate it:

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activist judgeA judge or justice who makes rulings based on personal political views or considerations rather than on the law, or who issues rulings intended to have political effects.Rate it:

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activist justiceA justice (usually referring to a member of a Supreme, High or Appellate court) who makes rulings based on personal political views or considerations rather than on the law, or who issues rulings intended to have political effects.Rate it:

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adds upTo enhance. " Law of attraction adds up to the success in life."Rate it:

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against the lawUsed other than as an idiom: see against, the, law.Rate it:

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against the lawIllegal, forbidden by law.Rate it:

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amber gamblerA driver of a road vehicle who accelerates when the traffic lights change from green to amber (instead of stopping, as required by law), gambling that no vehicle will cross his or her path; a driver who starts off when the traffic lights show red and amber together, but not yet green.Rate it:

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barrelThe quantity which constitutes a full barrel. This varies for different articles and also in different places for the same article, being regulated by custom or by law. A barrel of wine is 31 1/2 gallons; a barrel of flour is 196 pounds; of beer 31 gallons; of ale 32 gallons; of crude oil 42 gallons.Rate it:

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beat the rapAvoid fines or punishment, receive forgiveness from family, friends, the law and the Boss for misdemeanors, infractions and Stupid Stunts.Rate it:

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brass ceilingAn unwritten, uncodified barrier to promotion or progression for women in law enforcement or the military.Rate it:

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break a lawTo violate a law.Rate it:

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bring backTo reenact an old rule or law.Rate it:

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bring inTo introduce a new rule, law, or system of organisation.Rate it:

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bring inTo return a verdict in a court of law.Rate it:

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caveat emptorA provision of Roman law which gave the seller of a house the legal right to keep quiet about any defects of the house.Rate it:

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close to the windNear a limit of feasibility or compliance with law or morality.Rate it:

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common lawLaw developed by judges through decisions of courts and similar tribunals (also called case law), as distinguished from legislative statutes or regulations promulgated by the executive branch.Rate it:

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common lawOne of two legal systems in England and in the United States before 1938 (the other being equity).Rate it:

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common lawUsed other than as an idiom: see common, law.Rate it:

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common lawcommon law (law developed by judges)Rate it:

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culpable homicideCriminal negligence causing the unlawful death of a human being.(Can we verify this sense?) (Canada, law) Murder, manslaughter or infanticide.(Can we verify this sense?) (Scotland, law) Manslaughter.(Can we verify this sense?) (South Africa, law) The unlawful negligent killing of another human being.Rate it:

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culpable homicide(Canada, law) Murder, manslaughter or infanticide.Rate it:

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culpable homicide(Scotland, law) Manslaughter.Rate it:

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culpable homicide(South Africa, law) The unlawful negligent killing of another human being.Rate it:

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de minimis non curat lexThe law does not concern itself with trifles; expression of the rule that the law will not remedy an injury that is minimal.Rate it:

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deep golden spellTo laugh, to a gag.Rate it:

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drinking ageUsed other than as an idiom: The least age at which one is permitted by law to drink alcoholic beverages.Rate it:

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false lightA cause of action arising under the common law where a person is portrayed in a way which, while not technically false, is misleading and likely to cause embarrassment to that person.Rate it:

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fly-by-nightOne who departs or flees at night in order to avoid creditors, law enforcement etc..Rate it:

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fly-by-nightOne who departs or flees at night in order to avoid creditors, law enforcement etc. .Rate it:

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gag me with a spoonAn expression of disgust.Rate it:

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give me liberty or give me deathA set-phrase indicating enormous displeasure at any over-authoritarian policy or law.Rate it:

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go along with the gagTo cooperate in continuing a joke, hoax, or similar phenomenon initiated by others.Rate it:

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go straightTo discontinue engaging in criminal acts; to become a law-abiding person.Rate it:

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hold courtTo convene or preside over a trial or other legal proceeding in a court of law.Rate it:

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I approve this messagea phrase said by candidates for federal office to show their consent to comply with the elective law passed in 2002.Rate it:

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ignorantia juris non excusatIgnorance of the law is not a valid excuse.Rate it:

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in lawrelations by marriageRate it:

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intra legem- A court's power to interpret and apply the law to achieve the most equitable result.Rate it:

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law LatinBarbarous Latin.Rate it:

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law of the jungleThe survival of the fittest, strongest or most cunning.Rate it:

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lawyer upTo exercise one's right to legal representation, especially on the occasion of refusing to answer law-enforcement officials' questions without the presence of such legal representation.Rate it:

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lay down the lawTo authoritatively or dogmatically assert what is permitted or not permitted.Rate it:

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lay down the lawTo present the law that applies to a given case.Rate it:

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lay down the lawTo promulgate law.Rate it:

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legal dutyA duty prescribed by the law, to act or forbear from acting.Rate it:

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legally bindingenforceable by lawRate it:

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lemon lawA law dealing with defective items, especially automobiles, and consumers' rights.Rate it:

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let go an anchor to the windward of the lawTo keep within the letter of the law.Rate it:

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