ley

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English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ley (plural leys)

  1. Alternative spelling of lea
  2. Archaic form of lye.
  3. (obsolete) law
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Adjective[edit]

ley (not comparable)

  1. (agriculture) fallow; unseeded.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Beaumont and Fletcher to this entry?)
  2. (agriculture) Rotated to pasture instead of cropping.

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Interlingue[edit]

Noun[edit]

ley (plural leyes)

  1. (obsolete) law

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English lēah, lēaġe (a clearing in the woods).

Noun[edit]

ley (plural leys)

  1. an open field or meadow

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Old Provençal[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lēgem, accusative of lēx. Compare Old French lei, loi.

Noun[edit]

ley f (oblique plural leys, nominative singular ley, nominative plural leys)

  1. law

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

ley f (plural leys)

  1. Obsolete spelling of lei

Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin lēgem, singular accusative of lēx, from Proto-Italic *lēg-, from Proto-Indo-European *leǵ-s, from *leǵ- (to gather).

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Noun[edit]

ley f (plural leyes)

  1. law (a well-established characteristic of nature)
  2. law (body of rules issued by a legislative body)
  3. law (particular piece of legislation)
  4. religion, credence, worship of a god

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