American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Advocating and following the established social order and the statutes written to enforce such order: running for election as the law-and-order candidate.
“Brian Gottstein, a spokesman for Cuccinelli, known as a law-and-order conservative, said the office supports Haynesworth's effort.”
“* They needn't have worried: the Liberals, as under Stéphane Dion, remain its staunchest allies, recently embracing the former's brutally primitive law-and-order agenda, for example, and earlier voting with the Cons to abolish pay equity.”
“Perry can play to the party base and capitalize on his Thompson-like, tough, law-and-order persona.”
“Much like Fred Thompson in 2008, Rick Perry is a tough, law-and-order guy.”
“I think people are resorting to hysteria when they generalize that conditions across all of Mexico are deteriorating to a point of break-down in law-and-order.”
“A new conservative government, which won elections on a law-and-order platform, wants to shut many of the country's 700 coffee shops and 400 "grow" shops, which legally sell equipment needed to farm hemp.”
“The choice of Mr. Alfano, a native of Sicily and one of the main architects of the premier's push to overhaul the Italian judiciary, is likely to clash with the League's law-and-order platform and its history as a former separatist party for Italy's richer northern regions.”
“The magazine quoted Chief Jenkins calling SNCC the “violent, nonstudent committee,” a laugh line he would use over the next few years on the law-and-order luncheon circuit.”
“As a politician whose symbol is a closed fist and whose slogan is mano dura strong hand, Pérez Molina has sought, with success, to portray himself as a law-and-order candidate in a country that is threatening to drown in violence as at no time since the civil war.”
“As a politician whose symbol is a closed fist and whose slogan is mano dura strong hand, PÃ©rez Molina has sought, with success, to portray himself as a law-and-order candidate in a country that is threatening to drown in violence as at no time since the civil war.”
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