natural law

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natural law (uncountable)

  1. (philosophy) An ethical theory that posits the existence of a law whose content is set by nature and that therefore has validity everywhere.
  2. law of nature; relating to natural phenomena.
  3. (law) A generally accepted concept of the philosophical system of legal and moral principles purportedly deriving from a of natural or divine justice and not from a position of positive law but of ideas of right and wrong.

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  • Black's Law Dictionary 10th Edition (2014)