from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The orderly arrangement of society in which people follow laws and are not disruptive.
- noun The strict enforcement of laws, especially by police action.
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- noun dated, 17th century The principles under which the world and its components operate.
- noun The
strict enforcementof law, statutes, and social conventions.
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