The orderly arrangement of society in which people follow laws and are not disruptive.
A breakdown of law and order.
The strict enforcement of laws, especially by police action.
Argued that we should balance law and order with a willingness to listen to people's grievances.
(dated, 17th century) The principles under which the world and its components operate.
Law And Order Sentence Examples
His organization of local government and his efforts to maintain law and order brought him into collision with the Zealots and especially with John of Giscala, one of their leaders.
It is to be remembered that, in this and all narratives of the life of Herod, Josephus was dependent upon the history of Herod's client, Nicolaus of Damascus, and was himself a supporter of law and order.
Restoring law and order to Ouray County.
At Limington he came into conflict with law and order as represented by the sheriff, Sir Amias Paulet, who is said by Cavendish to have placed Wolsey in the stocks; Wolsey retaliated long afterwards by confining Paulet to his chambers in the Temple for five or six years.
Taking no account of the real forces of the time, he aimed at an ideal form of society in which the clergy should confine themselves to their spiritual duties, and the king, after being enlightened by open communication with the Scottish nation, should maintain law and order without respect of persons.