30-day Vocabulary Acquisition Course- Day 13- Law and Rules

By Shivam

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Hey everyone out there,

I hope you are doing well and welcome back yet again to another chapter of this “Free 30-day Vocabulary Acquisition Course” where you’ll learn some vocabulary about a subject each day with context and examples, as you will do today.

And if you want to take your English journey to a next level, you must follow the rules as I told you to in my previous articles.


What did I say?


So it must be crystal clear from my previous statement what vocabulary we are going to study today.

Today we learn some phrases and expressions related to rules and laws which you will definitely find useful in your daily life.

Well, if not in spoken English, at least they will help you in academics during writing.

So without ado, let’s get down to the business and see today’s context:


The government makes the law and order, but I think it is rather our responsibility as citizens of the nation to abide by every rule it makes. The officials sometimes have to enforce the law if people don’t follow what they say.

I remember a few days before when I was stuck in traffic, I saw a man smoking in his motorcycle trying to get ahead. After some time when that road hog realized he could not pass any further, he took out another cigarette from his pocket and started smoking. Although the law forbids smoking in public places, it seemed he hardly cared about anything.

The regulations stipulate that a person should not smoke in public as well as wear helmet while driving, but for some people, if they have some connection in the ministry office, they feel like the king of the road.

A man named Josh was standing beside that guy who realized that all smoke was coming at his face. He didn’t say anything for a while, but opposed his behavior with a shout when his patience reached the limits.

The next moment we heard a gunshot.

Before anyone could catch him or the police could reach him, he ran away shooting Josh on his chest.

Sources said he had some ministry connections and there were no chances he would even appear in court, so people advised his son John to back off and leave the case as nothing would happen as he will never receive a fair judgment.

John didn’t give up and by involving the media in the case, the police had to carry out an investigation.

The case finally reached the High Court.

There has been a fair trial after a hard legal battle and the court reached the verdict that the man was guilty of Josh’s murder and sentenced him to lifetime imprisonment.

Vocabulary to Acquire Today

Enforce/ uphold the law
Meaning- make sure people obey the law.
Example- It is the duty of the police to enforce the law if someone denies it.

Law forbids the smoking (or something)
Meaning-  The law does not allow smoking (or anything)
Example- Law forbids people to use an unregistered property.

Regulations stipulate
Meaning- It simply means the rules say that.
Example- The regulations stipulate to provide the real identity proof before they apply for the main registration.

Carry out an investigation
Meaning- to report the findings.
Example- The police prevented anyone to move out of the city until they carry out an investigation.

Reach the verdict
Meaning- to reach the final decision after considering all the facts and pieces of evidence.
Example- The jury reached the verdict that all criminals will be sentenced to lifetime imprisonment.

A fair trial
Meaning- a trial that is conducted unbiased, considering all the facts by an impartial judge.
Example- As so many high-status people have backed him up, it is impossible if he doesn’t get a fair trial.

A hard legal battle
Meaning- It is a self-explanatory phrase.
Example- The poor man won the case against the high-status celebrity after a hard legal battle.

I know it could be a little tough for some people to understand this article, so I would rather suggest you going through it once again so it becomes crystal clear to you.

I hope today’s lesson added some new vocabulary to your arsenal of active vocabulary which will be definitely useful in your daily life. Make sure you read this article thoroughly and practice it with your own examples so as they’ll become your second nature.

See you tomorrow with some new topic and vocabulary.

Till then keep learning and improving, but make sure you follow rules and regulations.

Take care and?


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