Law or Lore?
Law or Lore?What is the difference between "law" and "lore"?
- "Law" means a rule (or a collection of rules) or a general principle (usually of science). For example:
- You must abide by the law.
- Why does it float? It is against the laws of science.
- Colloquially, "the law" means the police.
- She works for the law.
- "Lore" is knowledge or tradition passed from generation to generation.
- According to folklore, your face will stay like that if the wind changes.
- "Lores" are the sides of a bird's head.
- It was a large parrot with red lores.
- That is against the law.
- He studied Law. (Like "Mathematics" and "Science," "Law" is written with a capital letter when it refers to the subject for study.)
- The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. (US President Abraham Lincoln)
- The laws of physics
- Kofi Annan told the international conference: "It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity."
- Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal. (Writer Authur C Clarke) (The first half of this quotation alludes to law meaning a rule imposed by authority, but the second half refers to law meaning something's fundamental characteristics.)
- Run. It's the law.
- Vampire bats and good-looking, sophisticated vampires have only recently become part of the traditional vampire lore.
- According to folklore, if it rains on St Swithin's Day, it will rain for the next 40 days. (Folklore means traditional beliefs, legends, and customs.)
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More about "Law" and "Lore"The words law and lore are homonyms (specifically, homophones) because they sound identical. However, they have difference meanings.
LawThe noun "law" has three main meanings:
(1) A rule or collection of rules imposed by authority.
LoreThe noun "lore" is most commonly seen in the word "folklore." "Lore" has two main meanings:
(1) Tradition or knowledge passed from generation to generation (often by word of mouth through legend or anecdote).
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