law and order


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law and order

n.
1. The orderly arrangement of society in which people follow laws and are not disruptive: a breakdown of law and order.
2. 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.

law′-and-or′der adj.
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law and order

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