(Lawn), n. [Earlier laune lynen, i. e., lawn linen; prob. from the town Laon in France.] A very
fine linen (or sometimes cotton) fabric with a rather open texture. Lawn is used for the sleeves of a
bishop's official dress in the English Church, and, figuratively, stands for the office itself.
A saint in crape is twice a saint in lawn.Pope.
(Lawnd) n. [Obs.] See Laund.
(Lawn"y) a. Having a lawn; characterized by a lawn or by lawns; like a lawn.
Musing through the lawny park.T. Warton.
(Lawn"y), a. Made of lawn or fine linen. Bp. Hall.
(Law*so"ni*a) n. (Bot.) An Asiatic and North African shrub with smooth oval leaves, and
fragrant white flowers. Henna is prepared from the leaves and twigs. In England the shrub is called
Egyptian privet, and in the West Indies, Jamaica mignonette.
(Law"suit`) n. An action at law; a suit in equity or admiralty; any legal proceeding before a court
for the enforcement of a claim.
(Law"yer) n. [From Law, like bowyer, fr. bow.]
1. One versed in the laws, or a practitioner of law; one whose profession is to conduct lawsuits for clients,
or to advise as to prosecution or defence of lawsuits, or as to legal rights and obligations in other matters.
It is a general term, comprehending attorneys, counselors, solicitors, barristers, sergeants, and advocates.
2. (Zoöl.) (a) The black-necked stilt. See Stilt. (b) The bowfin (c) The burbot
(Law"yer*like` Law"yer*ly) a. Like, or becoming, a lawyer; as, lawyerlike sagacity. "Lawyerly
mooting of this point." Milton.
(Lax) a. [Compar. Laxer (-er); superl. Laxest.] [L. laxus Cf. Laches, Languish, Lease, v. t.,
1. Not tense, firm, or rigid; loose; slack; as, a lax bandage; lax fiber.
The flesh of that sort of fish being lax and spongy.Ray.