rule_of_law-n; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: a state of social order in conformance with existing law

Commentary: RULE_OF_LAW[+state][+of_society][+order][+social][+in_conformance][+with_law][+existing]

The new government has tried to subdue the roving bands of looters and establish a rule of law.
The rule of law was the norm for three hundred years in the peaceful kingdom.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1