Positive Law

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Definition: Positive Law



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Dictionary Definition


n. statutory man-made law, as compared to “natural law,” which is purportedly based on universally accepted moral principles, “God’s law,” and/or derived from nature and reason. The term “positive law” was first used by Thomas Hobbes in Leviathan (1651).


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Positive Law are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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