Pronunciation: lĕks
n.1.Law; as, lex talionis, the law of retaliation; lex terræ, the law of the land; lex fori, the law of the forum or court; lex loci, the law of the place; lex mercatoria, the law or custom of merchants.

LEX. The law. A law for the government of mankind in society. Among the ancient Romans, this word was frequently used as synonymous with right, jus. When put absolutely, lex meant the Law of the Twelve Tables.

1.(tool)Lex - A lexical analyser generator for Unix and its input language. There is a GNU version called flex and a version written in, and outputting, SML/NJ called ML-lex. A version, by David Poole at Montana has been retargeted to Turbo Pascal, ftp://iecc.com/pub/file/lyprg.zip.

["Lex - A Lexical Analyzer Generator", M.E. Lesk, CS TR 39, Bell Labs, Oct 1975].
2.(language, specification)Lex - The lexical specification language for COPS.

["Metalanguages of the Compiler Production System COPS", J. Borowiec, in GI Fachgesprach "Compiler-Compiler", ed W. Henhapl, Tech Hochs Darmstadt 1978, pp.122-159].
act, bill, bylaw, canon, decree, dictate, dictation, edict, enactment, form, formality, formula, formulary, institution, jus, law, legislation, measure, ordinance, ordonnance, prescript, prescription, regulation, rubric, rule, ruling, standing order, statute
Levying war
Lewis and Clark Expedition
Lewis Carroll
Lewis Henry Morgan
Lewis hole
Lewisia cotyledon
Lewisia rediviva
-- Lex --
Lex aequitate guadet; appetit perfectum; est norma recti
Lex aliquando sequitur aequitatem
Lex beneficialis rei consimili remedium praestat
Lex citius tolerare vult privatum damnum quam publicum malum
Lex de futuro
Lex deficere non potest in justitia exhibenda
Lex dilationes semper exhorret
Lex est ab aeterno
Lex est dictamen rationis
Lex est norma recti
Lex est ratio summa
Lex est sanctio sancta
Lex falcidia
Lex favet doti
Lex fingit ubi subsistit aequitas
Lex fori
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