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Since it has lots of meanings in the English dictionary, I couldn't figure out which meaning is implied in the following context. Please help me out here to comprehend the meaning of the word cast.

After all, all law is made by people and interpreted by people and applied by people. It can no more rule us by itself, without human assistance, than a cannon can dominate us without an iron-monger to cast it and an artilleryman to load and fire it.

Also, it would be very nice if you can give me synonyms of the word cast

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    Here cast refers to : "make an object by pouring hot liquid, such as melted metal, into a shaped container where it becomes hard". From Cambridge Dictionary. - "Field artillery cannon in Europe and the Americas were initially made most often of bronze, though later forms were constructed of cast iron and eventually steel." From Wikipedia – user5267 Oct 24 '16 at 10:31
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Cast in this context means,

an object made by shaping molten metal or similar material in a mold.

In simple words, it means something like "making it by shaping molten metal".

After all, all law is made by people and interpreted by people and applied by people. It can no more rule us by itself, without human assistance, than a cannon can dominate us without an iron-monger making it by shaping molten metal and an artilleryman to load and fire it.

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