- A standard guideline or rule that is enforced by an overseeing authority and is acknowledged as compulsory
- An edict or regulation established by a legislative body
- An authoritative decree, such as a court ruling, that is regarded as obligating and influential in the enforcement of justice
- A collection of established rules or regulations
- The governing influence or dominance of established regulations
- The various organizations or individuals whose role is to enforce regulations
- The practical application of guidelines or rules as separate from considerations of actual circumstances or facts
- The collective guidelines and theories relating to a specific topic
- The professional field that revolves around studying, interpreting, and applying regulatory guidelines
- The study and impact of regulations and their application as a domain of knowledge or societal structure
- The newly passed law on cybercrime increased penalties for hackers.
- Studying law requires a good understanding of critical thinking and ethical reasoning.
- The agents were responsible for enforcing the local law on environmental protection.