Natural-law meaning

The laws of nature, collectively.
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(philosophy) An ethical theory that posits the existence of a law whose content is set by nature and that therefore has validity everywhere.
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A body of principles that are considered to be inherent in nature and have universal application in determining whether human conduct is right or wrong, often contrasted with positive law.
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Rules of conduct supposedly inherent in the relations between human beings and discoverable by reason; law based upon an assumed innate moral sense.
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A law of nature.
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A philosophical explanation of the origins of law, grounding it in purported external facts (such as biology, religious conceptions of right and wrong, and so on) rather than in human custom or practice.
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