nomothetic (adj.) Look up nomothetic at Dictionary.com
"lawgiving, legislative; based on law," 1650s, from Greek nomothetikos "relating to legislation, legislative," from nomothetes "lawgiving," from nomos "usage, custom, law" (from PIE root *nem- "to assign, allot; to take;" see nemesis) + thetes "one who puts, places, or establishes." Related: Nomothetical (1610s.)