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law and order

This page is about the collocation law and order

collocation pattern: noun + noun

Meaning

public order that police or military forces maintain

For example

  • During the riots, the military had to be brought in to restore law and order.

  • Law and order broke down and people were attacking each other and looting. It was terrible.

Quick Quiz

Who's usually responsible for maintaining law and order?

a. the army

b. the police

c. the lawyers

Contributor: Matt Errey