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What is the difference between Rules and Laws?

Asked by E. Stanley, Last updated: Nov 28, 2019

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L. Thornton

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L. ThorntonStudent, MBA, Los Angles
Student, MBA, Los Angles

Answered on Nov 28, 2019

Rules are standards set for conduct and behavior that a group of people must follow in a certain region or situation. In most cases, rules are set in organizations such as family, school, and offices. They are set by individuals or the organization.

On the other hand, the law refers to the body of binding rules and regulations, customs, and standards established in a community by the legislative and judicial authorities. Laws are simply legal variations of rules. The consequences of breaking the law are more severe than breaking a rule.

Laws are created by the government and enforced by the executive arm of the government, such as police and prosecutors when a person breaks the law, the individual in charge of committing a crime and will face a penalty for such a crime.

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P. Halah

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Answered on Nov 14, 2019

The chief difference between rules and laws are the consequences associated with breaking them. Laws are the legal version of rules and are imposed by a higher governmental office, usually the police and prosecutor's office.

Laws are written in an individual code so they can be clarified as needed. When someone is caught breaking the law, there are legal actions that the person must face. Rules are more flexible and carry low-end consequences.

You set up rules for games, rules for the home, and even rules for fighting with your spouse or partner. Rules are personal and are often adjusted as the conditions and the circumstances of the home change.

Laws have to be passed through due process to take effect. It begins as a bill, and then it goes through a series of checks and balances. Rules are less complicated.

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