The law is a body of laws that have their origins in the Constitution, Ordinary Laws, Warrants, Treaties, and other legislations. The law is the body of rules, regulations, adjudications, judgments, and awards that are made by a court of law to individuals, or by an authority established by a constitution, a statute, or a rule of law. The law is defined and regulated by the legislative or governing body to whom it belongs, for instance the legislature, the executive, and the judges. It can also be defined as the art and science of legality.
The purpose and function of the laws is that they protect rights, property, and people. Without the law, there would be no protection for innocent victims, properties, commerce, possessions, and life. The definition of a law must provide for consistency with the definition of what it is to do, what it is to be, and what its purpose is. A law that protects rights of property and people from unfair actions of other persons is called a law of equity, while a law that defines the relationship among persons, such as the law of marriage, is called a law of contract.
Every action of the legislature, the executive, and judicial branch of government, is included in the jurisdiction of laws. Consequently, laws apply to the conduct of all bodies of the state in which they operate. Each person involved in any transaction, or intended to engage in any such transaction, is subject to the laws of the state.
All United States citizens are protected by the federal laws. Similarly, all residents of the states in the United States are protected by the state laws. The federal and state governments interpret and administer the laws, so as to maintain a just and equitable society.
The meaning of a law is determined by reference to the context in which it is used. Each of the many types of laws has a peculiarly peculiar context in which it is implemented. It is the nature of the law that determines its meaning. Thus, in a criminal law system, the definition of a crime is determined by the nature of the victims, their conduct, and the circumstances of their crime, and the intent of the prosecutor. Similarly, the punishment inflicted on an imposer of the crime, and the penalty imposed for subsequent crimes, are all governed by the definition of criminal law.
It is this strict definition of laws that ensures that no one including the prosecutor can claim ignorance of the law, when applying it. A law may have been enacted, and may have been accepted as a law, even though nobody except the prosecutor ever reads it. The meaning of any law, in the overall scheme of things, is determined by the context in which it is applied.