[lek-sis] /ˈlɛk sɪs/

noun, Linguistics.
the vocabulary of a language, as distinct from its grammar; the total stock of words and idiomatic combinations of them in a language; lexicon.
the totality of vocabulary items in a language, including all forms having lexical meaning or grammatical function


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    [leks loh-sahy, -kee, -kahy] /lɛks ˈloʊ saɪ, -ki, -kaɪ/ noun, Law. 1. the law of a place. /ˈləʊsaɪ; -kiː/ noun 1. the law of the place

  • Lex-non-scripta

    [leks-non skrip-tuh, nohn] /ˈlɛks nɒn ˈskrɪp tə, noʊn/ noun, Law. 1. unwritten law; common law. /nɒn ˈskrɪptə/ noun 1. the unwritten law; common law

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    [leks skrip-tuh] /lɛks ˈskrɪp tə/ noun, Law. 1. written law; statute law. noun 1. the written law; statute law

  • Lex-talionis

    [leks tal-ee-oh-nis] /ˈlɛks ˌtæl iˈoʊ nɪs/ noun 1. the principle or law of retaliation that a punishment inflicted should correspond in degree and kind to the offense of the wrongdoer, as an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth; retributive justice. /ˌtælɪˈəʊnɪs/ noun 1. the law of revenge or retaliation 1590s, Latin, “law […]

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