natural law

Definitions of natural law

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

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divine law
a law that is believed to come directly from God
a basic truth or law or assumption
sound law
a law describing sound changes in the history of a language
a guiding principle
basic principle, basics, bedrock, fundamental principle, fundamentals
principles from which other truths can be derived
the principles that guide reasoning within a given field or situation
pleasure principle, pleasure-pain principle, pleasure-unpleasure principle
(psychoanalysis) the governing principle of the id; the principle that an infant seeks gratification and fails to distinguish fantasy from reality
reality principle
(psychoanalysis) the governing principle of the ego; the principle that as a child grows it becomes aware of the real environment and the need to accommodate to it
the principle of revolt against constituted authority
(physics) the maintenance of a certain quantities unchanged during chemical reactions or physical transformations
Grimm's law
a sound law relating German consonants and consonants in other Indo-European languages
Verner's law
a qualification of Grimm's law
the ultimate principle of the universe
Type of:
concept, conception, construct
an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

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