# Lazard correspondence defines isomorphism of categories over Set between full subcategories of the category of groups and the category of Lie rings

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This article gives a proof/explanation of the equivalence of multiple definitions for the term Lazard Lie category

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## Statement

Consider the following categories:

- The full subcategory of the category of groups comprising the Lazard Lie groups. By
*full*here we mean that*every*homomorphism of groups between two Lazard Lie groups is a morphism in the category. - The full subcategory of the category of groups comprising the Lazard Lie rings. By
*full*here we mean that*every*homomorphism of Lie rings between two Lazard Lie rings is a morphism in the category.

Both categories have forgetful functors to the category of sets, obtained by restricting the corresponding forgetful functors to the category of sets from (respectively) the category of groups and the category of Lie rings.

The claim is that the Lazard correspondence defines an isomorphism between the two full subcategories "over" the category of sets in the following sense: doing the Lazard correspondence and then applying the forgetful functor to sets is equivalent to directly applying the forgetful functor to sets. In words, it means that the isomorphism of categories preserves the underlying sets.

This category is termed the Lazard Lie category.