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See also: LAW, law, and ław
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Etymology 1[edit]

From the given name Lawrence.

Proper noun[edit]

Law (plural Laws)

  1. A surname originating as a patronymic.
  2. A male given name Diminutive of Lawrence.
    Coordinate terms: Laws, Laus, Lars, Lau, Lar, Lawry, Laury, Larry, Laurence, Lawrence

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English hlaw (a hill or burial mound).

Proper noun[edit]


 Law, South Lanarkshire on Wikipedia
  1. A topographic surname from Old English, perhaps originally meaning someone who lives near a burial mound.
  2. (Scotland) a conical hill
  3. A village in South Lanarkshire council area, Scotland (OS grid ref NS8252).

Etymology 3[edit]

Capitalized form of law.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. (Judaism) the five Books of Moses, particularly the commandments in it, as well as their specification in the Mishnah and their further interpretation in later religious literature
    Hyponyms: Oral Law, Written Law
  2. (Christianity, biblical) the commandments in the Books of Moses, seen as transcended by Christ
  3. (Christianity, less often) the commandments and moral principles that are binding for Christians, such as the Decalogue, the teachings of the New Testament, the Church Fathers, etc.


  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Law is the 1,089th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 32,122 individuals. Law is most common among White (65.61%), Black (15.63%) and Asian (14.22%) individuals.