Top Word Pairs in Global Laws

As part of our efforts to graph the world’s laws (see previous blog posts), we created a list of the top word pairs used in global laws. Below is the top 25 word pairs. You can download the full Excel file here (contains the top 499 word pairs).

Word Pair Percentage Of Top Word Pairs No# Occurrences Countries With Word Pair as Top Word Pair
order filed 3.895957924 11473490 United States
statutory authority 3.0114618 8868673 Antigua and Barbuda, Jamaica, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, United States
filed effective 2.532391836 7457825 United States
repealed order 0.508982635 1498940 United States
later promulgation 0.466916032 1375055 United States
final rule 0.418250047 1231735 United States
social security 0.378933894 1115950 Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Jersey, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Russia, San Marino, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
royal decree 0.363138502 1069433 Denmark, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Spain
legislative decree 0.355003282 1045475 Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Spain
laid down 0.311219516 916533 Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Jersey, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, San Marino, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tonga, Turkey, United Kingdom
secretary state 0.309433082 911272 Brazil, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Jersey, San Marino, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
member states 0.299539612 882136 Antigua and Barbuda, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Jersey, Kenya, Poland, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom
member state 0.239937702 706610 Antigua and Barbuda, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Jersey, Kenya, Poland, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom
ministerial decree 0.229651699 676318 Indonesia, Italy
executive order 0.224945034 662457 Denmark, Philippines, United States
northern ireland 0.216335447 637102 Czech Republic, European Union, Jersey, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
from date 0.193836427 570843 Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, Zambia
russian federation 0.189857104 559124 European Union, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey
authority chapter 0.186990184 550681 United States
european parliament 0.183776911 541218 Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
local government 0.169821604 500120 Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia
published official 0.165419866 487157 Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, European Union, France, India, Italy, Mexico, Pakistan, Spain, Turkey
health care 0.159788235 470572 Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Jersey, Korea, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Tonga, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
public service 0.155587517 458201 Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia
effective date 0.1554921 457920 Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, Zambia
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