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Proverbs containing the word Law

Every law has a loophole

It is commonly thought that a clever lawyer can find a hole in any law. By creeping through the hole, his client can avoid the effect of the... Read more →

Possession is nine points of the law

We use this to mean that even though full legal right to a thing has not been established, he who is in possession of it has a far greater right... Read more →

Self-preservation is the first law of nature

We often use this as an excuse for our own selfish conduct - for 'looking after number one'.

Necessity knows no law

The proverb could be used to justify the behaviour of a man who steals food to keep his wife and family from starving. As Cervantes wrote in Don... Read more →