Synonyms of 'lay something down'
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The Companies Act lays down a set of minimum requirements.
The drug traffickers have offered to lay down their arms.
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He ordained that women should be veiled in public.
If a person or set of laws or rules prescribes an action or duty, they state that it must be carried out.
The judge said he was passing the sentence prescribed by law.
Thesaurus for lay something down from the Collins English Thesaurus