positive lawpositive law
A body of laws or principles guiding human conduct established by human authority, often contrasted with natural law.
Origin of positive lawFrom positive, explicitly laid down, established by human authority.
(usually uncountable, plural positive laws)
1651: From Thomas Hobbes, The Leviathan
positive law - Legal Definition
The body of laws that have been enacted in a particular community and that are upheld by the courts of that community, as distinct from natural law.