- n. Plural form of lawe.
“It was sometime in English lawes, that the people and the lawes were in reputation: and then were the wisest of the people worship worthy, euery one after his degree: Earle, and Churle, Thein, and vnder-Thein.”
“For the king being informed thereof, by the force of the ecclesiasticall lawes compelled them to stand to and obeie the decree of the councell holden at London by”
“That the Papisticall lawes repugned to the lawes of the Evangell, he proved by the lawis maid of observatioun of dayis, absteanyng from meattis, and frome mariage, which Christ Jesus maid free; and the forbidding whereof, Sanct Paule called "the doctrin of devillis.”
“And seyng that as the Phi - losophers doe saie, of ill maners came good lawes, that is to saie, the wicked and beastlie life of man, their iniurius beha - uiour, sekyng to frame themselues from men to beastes mo -”
A booke called the Foundacion of Rhetorike because all other partes of Rhetorike are grounded thereupon, euery parte sette forthe in an Oracion vpon questions, verie profitable to bee knowen and redde
“Though his lawes were a Kings, they were not Gods;”
“But whether the aforesayde things bee true or no, wee call the lawes of our”
“But a knowledge of "the true distinction of lawes" is essential if we are not to "breede disturbance": "to measure by any one kind of law all the actions of men were to confound the admirable order, whereine God have disposed all lawes, each as in nature, so in degree distinct from other".”
“Regarding the law of nature, Hooker reiterated Thomas' emphasis on the role of reason: "those lawes are investigable by reason without the helpe of revelation supernaturall and divine ... meaning thereby the law which humaine nature knoweth itselfe in reason ... comprehendeth all those thinges which men by the light of their naturall understanding evidently know".”
“Before the code was drafted, the general court charged the governor to “send for one of the new booke of lawes in the Massachusetts colony, and to view over a small booke of lawes newly come from England, which is said to be Mr. Cottons, and to add to what is already done as he shall thinke fitt.””
“Terpandrus when he ended the brabbles of Lacedaemon, neyther pyped Rogero nor Turkelony, but reckoning vp the commodities of friendeship, and fruites of debate, putting them in mind of Lycurgus lawes, taught them too treade a better measure.”
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