natural law

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Synonyms for natural law

a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society

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I can stand wickedness, but I can't stand foolishness," said Miss Cornelia calmly, and with the air of having said the last thing there was to say about Natural Law.
The homes of the Military and Artisan classes were inspected in a course of visitations extending through upwards of a year; and during that period every town, village, and hamlet was systematically purged of that excess of the lower orders which had been brought about by the neglect to pay the tribute of Criminals to the Schools and University, and by the violation of the other natural Laws of the Constitution of Flatland.
This is surely a most extraordinary adventure," said the Woggle-Bug, who was greatly amazed; "for it upsets all the Natural Laws that I heard Professor Nowitall teach in the school-house.
I cite these examples because, at the time, the case appeared to me to be only explicable by the inexplicable,--that is to say, by an event outside of known natural laws.
I look upon all charity as a mischievous attempt to tamper with natural laws, and I am convinced that if everyone shared my views, society would long ago have been re-established on a sounder and more logical basis.
Here is a planted globe, pierced and belted with natural laws and fenced and distributed externally with civil partitions and properties which impose new restraints on the young inhabitant.
Crisparkle allows such things their full weight in the preservation of his own sound mind in his own sound body, and that his just spirit is not likely to maintain one set of natural laws for himself and another for me.
Do they yield so laudably to the vast and cumulative influence of such enterprise and such renown; do those little rills become absorbed so quietly and easily, and, as it were by the influence of natural laws, so beautifully, in the swoop of the majestic stream as it flows upon its wondrous way enriching the surrounding lands; that their course is perfectly to be calculated, and distinctly to be predicated?
Natural law is expression of love God has for his creatures, for every single one.
Working on a theory of natural law derived largely though not exclusively from the work of Thomas Aquinas, Porter realized that Aquinas' theory of natural law is incomplete without the theory of virtue that accompanies it.
Natural Law in Court: A History of Legal Theory in Practice, by R.
Tierney finds the roots of permissive natural law in the ancient world.
But, as covered by Neff, natural law was for much of the timeframe a stranger to international relations; that is, natural law and international relations parted ways during the Middle Ages.
Many Catholics aren't persuaded by the church's natural law arguments on matters of sex and morality.
Divine Covenants and Moral Order: A Biblical Theology of Natural Law
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