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Words Related to Decision, Suggestion, and Obligation - Rules and Requirements

Here you will learn some English words related to rules and requirements such as "leniently", "policing", and "obliged".

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Words Related to Decision, Suggestion, and Obligation
law
[noun]
a country's rules that all of its citizens are required to obey
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to lay down
[verb]
to officially state that something, such as a principle or rule must be obeyed
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legit
[adjective]
approved or allowed by the law
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leniency
[noun]
the quality of being more compassionate, merciful, or permissive than expected, especially in terms of punishment in a court case
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lenient
[adjective]
(of a person) forgiving and understanding, often displaying flexibility or generosity when handling others' errors or wrongdoings
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leniently
[adverb]
in a manner that is less strict when punishing someone or when enforcing a law
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to make an exception
[phrase]
to treat a specific case differently from the usual rule or practice
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must
[verb]
used to show that something is very important and needs to happen
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necessary
[adjective]
essential and cannot be avoided, as it must exist, happen, or be accomplished
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necessity
[noun]
the fact that something must happen or is needed
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need
[noun]
a condition or situation in which something is necessary
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non-compliance
[noun]
refusal to behave as expected or failure to obey or follow rules, commands, etc.
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non-compliant
[adjective]
refusing to follow a law or rule
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non-observance
[noun]
failure to comply with a rule, obligation, etc.
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obligation
[noun]
the state of being forced to do something in a way that conforms to the law or is morally acceptable
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obligatory
[adjective]
required or necessary as a result of a rule or law
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to observe
[verb]
to comply with laws or regulations
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on the understanding that
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used when an agreement can only be reached under a specific condition
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to order
[verb]
to give an instruction to someone to do something through one's authority
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ordinance
[noun]
an official rule or order that is imposed by the law or someone with authority
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to play by one's own rules
[phrase]
to do things as one sees fit, not according to laws or rules
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to police
[verb]
to oversee and enforce laws, regulations, or safety measures in a specific area, typically carried out by law enforcement or responsible authorities
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policing
[noun]
the control and regulation of law and order by the police force or other official groups
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precondition
[noun]
a condition that must be met or established before other things can occur or be considered
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prerequisite
[noun]
something that is required as a precondition for something else following
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prerequisite
[adjective]
necessary or indispensable as a prior condition before something else can happen
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to provide
[verb]
(of a law or a rule) to specify that it is obligatory for something to be done
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provided
[conjunction]
used for stating conditions necessary for something to happen or be available
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providing
[conjunction]
on the condition that; understanding that
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proviso
[noun]
a condition that needs accepting before making an agreement
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