In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(rule, regulation)ley feminineto pass a law — aprobar una ley
- before noun navigation laws — legislación naviera
- there ought to be a law against it! — ¡debería estar prohibido por ley!
- he's/she's a law unto himself/herself — hace lo que le da la gana
- his bookkeeping is a law unto itself — su sistema de contabilidad lo entiende solo él
- Refs and many other officials are present to make sure all football is kept within the laws of the game.
- Regardless of whether or not is is true it does point to one of the unwritten laws of football: local derbies are a bit special.
- His walk-off was totally without warning and against both the spirit and the laws of the game.
- It was up to the referee to judge whether they stayed within the laws of the game and punish them if they didn't.
- At the other end of the scale we have the option of removing the offside law altogether.
- The relaxation of the offside law, for example, means players having to cover more ground at a greater pace.
- The law states that a handball is awarded only when a player ‘deliberately’ handles the ball when it is in play.
- Glover agreed that too many people who play the game do not know or understand the laws of the game.
- The laws of the game should be simple to understand, a test this latest incarnation sadly fails.
- Players should be obliged to be fully conversant with the laws of the game.
- The laws of supply and demand are as rigid as the offside law.
- Every day it seems we hear about some kind of incident with an athlete that runs afoul of the law.
- He helped athletes to cheat, using drugs that broke sport's doping laws.
- The referee had made his mark on the match, it was now up to both sides to play the game within his interpretation of the laws.
- Before long the sports law will be amended to bring about fair play and equality in the voting system.
- Now out of form strikers and captains who cynically exploit the laws of the game are immune from being dropped.
- A strong figure is needed to administer the laws of the game for ninety minutes.
- Sport is a human activity and we have people, because of the laws of the game, who are able to adjudicate the game.
- This is not to mention an ability to play on or perhaps just over the edge of the off-side law, nor putting in the odd illegal late tackle.
- Foul language is a problem for the law makers in every sport.
1.2(collectively)the law — la policía
- to break the law — violar / contravenir / infringir la ley
- to enforce the law — imponer / hacer respetar la ley
- it is against the law to take them out of the country — es ilegal / está prohibido por (la) ley sacarlos del país
- to stay within the law — actuar dentro de la ley
- to operate within/outside the law — operar dentro/fuera de la ley
- no one is above the law — nadie está por encima de la ley
- in accordance with the law — en conformidad con la ley
- permitted by law — permitido por la ley
- required by law — exigido por (la) ley
- under French law — según la ley / la legislación francesa
- these proposals became law in 1987 — estas propuestas se hicieron ley en 1987
- his word is law in this house — en esta casa su palabra es ley
- to lay down the law — dar órdenes
- she's already laying down the law — ya está dando órdenes
- to take the law into one's own hands — tomarse la justicia por su (/ mi etc. ) propia mano
- The police are law enforcers, they abide by the laws they must enforce.
- The council is required by law to review conservation areas in their jurisdiction on a periodical basis.
- In a previous run-in with the law, police had gunned down Edward several years ago.
- This may be enforced by law, with a clause in the legislation to set up regulation of care providers.
- City councilors decided that those breaking the law will incur heavy penalties.
- Adequate fencing of pools will be achieved only if fencing is both required by law and regulations are enforced.
- We will make a change to see that justice is served and no more lives will be stolen by law enforcement.
- In countries where military service is compulsory, failure to perform this duty is frequently punishable by law.
- Indeed it is in a sense not one which is laid down by law at all.
- English domestic law imposes a constraint upon the applicability of the doctrine of legitimate expectation.
- It doesn't take long before he's in trouble with the law but the police are prepared to do a deal with him.
- Constitutional law requires that jury pools must be a fair cross-section of the community and not systematically racially biased.
- Nevertheless, enforcing contempt orders against stubborn journalists has been self-defeating for law enforcers.
- On that basis, they appear to be in violation of the law and subject to legal consequences.
- Well if some communities are breaking the law, then throw the book at them.
- Employers or scheme operators who do not execute this duty immediately for their members are breaking the law.
- I mean after all, the argument could be put that children are required by law to attend school.
- Legally, the women on the Plantation were bound by English common law.
- You must also by law declare certain pecuniary interests in the statutory register kept for this purpose.
- And another ballot was found to have violated state law requiring that candidates for nonpartisan office be listed alphabetically.
- Each of the offices is empowered within the limits set out by law.
- Such litigation brings the law and our legal system into disrepute; and to my mind correctly so.
- Some people can get away with breaking the law and others face penalties.
- But those horrible laws are still the law of the land because there is absolutely no leadership on the issue.
1.3masculine derechofeminine abogacíato study law — estudiar derecho / abogacía
- to practice law — ejercer la abogacía
- private/international law — derecho privado/internacional
- to enter the law — hacerse abogado
- law student — estudiante de derecho
- In the duration of the course law students read many subjects and cover volumes of materials.
- There are a variety of legal databases available for law firms and universities to subscribe to.
- Fourth, most Korean law school professors are not lawyers themselves.
- The ultimate goal would be to place the student with the law firm they intern with.
- He practices commercial and securities litigation at a large downtown law firm in Toronto.
- What should be mandatory reading for any lawyer or law firm considering starting a blog?
- If the law firm fails to ensure clarity, the law firm pays the price.
- He resigned after four years to study law; he practised as a barrister for several years, without success.
- Next month she will head for Cardiff to study law and criminology.
- He graduated from law school in 1985 and articled at the defendant law firm.
- It is important for students of law to situate the legal doctrine of the EU in its historical and political context.
- In fact, it was his father who advised him to study law and take up the legal profession.
- The disciplined practise or study of law does require you state concrete propositions with precision.
- In other words, EC law itself provides the basis for a legal action in the courts of each Member State.
- They had two Washington law firms write legal letters demanding that the ads not be run.
- I note that the retained law firm does not take legal aid certificates.
- Criminal law is a subject of great complexity which students find both fascinating and frustrating.
- However, this was delayed as he had enrolled at Thamassat University to study law on a part-time basis.
- They are not criminologists or law professors who are studying theoretical issues.
- I would rather be a law professor than anything else, including a judge.
2.1(litigation)to go to law — recurrir a los tribunales / a la justicia
- to take a case to law — llevar un caso ante los tribunales
- a court of law — un tribunal de justicia
- an officer of the law — un agente de la ley
- before noun the law reports — la jurisprudencia
2.2(police)the law — la policía
- I'll have the law on you! — ¡voy a llamar a la policía!
- she's been in trouble with the law before — ya ha tenido problemas con la autoridad / con la ley
3(code of conduct)laws of etiquette — reglas de etiqueta
- the laws of rugby — el reglamento del rugby
- Mosaic/Koranic law — la ley de Moisés / mosaica/del Corán
4(scientific principle)ley femininethe laws of nature — las leyes de la naturaleza
- the law of gravity — la ley de la gravedad
- Gresham's law — la ley de Gresham
- the law of diminishing laws — la ley de los rendimientos decrecientes
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