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Synonyms for lex

the formal product of a legislative or judicial body

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understand the date and context of De Lege Naturae, what Hemmingsen was
Hemmingsen's De Lege Naturae was first published in Wittenberg
Hemmingsen's purpose in writing De Lege Naturae cannot be
Primo, quod leges non respiciunt casus particulares.
(77.) DPPC, 463-464: <<Ideo profecto legislatores humani possunt habere rationem et respectum ad illum quod pene semper accidit, et si aliquando deficiat, et ferre leges universaliter, etiam in quocumque casu>>.
Quia enim leges ponuntur imperfectis oportet quod possint ferre>>.
/ Legibus arma regis et leges dirigis armis: / armis diversae sic simul itur iter." Fortunatus, in George, 199 ff.
[40] Sic etiam Plato navigavit in Siciliam futurum sperans ut philosophiae decreta leges et facra gigneret in Dionisii negociis verum repent Dionisium ceu librum litteris egentem ac maculis mendisque plenum nec remittentem Tyrannidis tincturam qua longo jam tempore fuerat imbutus.
Descartes considered his theory of inertia to be a "law of nature," and while that expression is not used in De rerum natura, Pius uses it in his commentary on the text, explaining that the "decrees of rite" (fati foedera) to which Lucretius refers in describing filling atoms are laws (leges naturales), and later, where Lucretius alludes to "laws of nature" (foedera natural) Pius refers to leges naturae.(38) Thus Pius adds another meaning to an expression that was just coming into use, as we shall see below.
In the fifteenth century, Regiomontanus used the term lex, not only in optics but also in astronomy and mathematics, although not quite in its modern sense.(49) Nevertheless, she says, despite their ambiguity Regiomontanus's phrases became part of the scientific vocabulary and were employed by Copernicus in his Commentariolus when he referred to the "fixed laws of motion" (motuum leges) of the planets in the firmament.(50) It is a usage that, she insists, echoes ancient uses derived from the Stoic concept of the law of nature.
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