One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The branch of science and philosophy concerned with the laws or principles governing the operation of the mind, especially as defined by custom or culture. Formerly also: †a treatise on this (obsolete).
2The science of law; the branch of knowledge concerned with law and justice.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Horne (1780–1862), biblical scholar and bibliographer. From nomo- + -logy, after French nomologie.
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