Basic Legal Terms Today we are going to look at a vocabulary related to the law. There will be three part series. Part 1 will be of the basic terms about the law. Part 2 will look at what happen in the court case. Part 3 will look at vocabulary related to commercial law. After each term, we will also provide some of the common collocations or word partnerships associated with the word. Let’s start off by looking at the definition of what law is from the English wikipedia. A wikipedia is an online inciclopedia, made up of contributions from many different people. So, according to the WIKI law is a system of rules that people are supposed to follow in a society or country. The courts and police enforce the system of rules and punish people who break the law. Such as by making them pay a fine or other penalty, such as sending them to jail. Okay. So, that’s a brief explanation of the law. Now, let’s look at some common word partnerships containing law. Law can be combined with an adjective, for example civil law and criminal law, which we’ll look at next. It can be combined with a verb as in break the law which means to do something which is not legal or commit a crime. Inforce the law meaning to make sure the law is not broken. Become law or pass law. This serious offer to win a new law is created by a government. Civil law is a part of law that deals with disagreement between private individuals, rather than crimes. In many countries, civil law comes from two different sources. 1.
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