Law: Introduction

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Law is a body of official and regulations, generally found in constitutions, , judicial opinions, and the like, that used to govern a society and control the behavior of its members. nature and functions of law have throughout history. In modern societies, some body such as a legislature or court makes the law. It is by the coercive power of the , which enforces the law by means appropriate penalties or remedies.
Formal legal and actions are usually distinguished from means of social control and guides behavior such as mores, morality, public , and custom or tradition. Of course, lawmaker may respond to public opinion other pressures, and a formal law prohibit what is morally unacceptable.