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law sb. (special uses are the foll.)
1. what the law awards 2H6 I. iii. 214.
2. in phr. expressing relation by marriage Shr. IV. v. 60 “by law . . . I may entitle thee my loving father,” R3 IV. i. 23 “Their aunt I am in law.”
3. system of divine commands and of penalties imposed for disobedience contained in Holy Scripture LLL. IV. iii. 364 “charity itself fulfils the law,” John II. i. 180 “The canon of the law.”
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    • William Shakespeare, King John, 2.1
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