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law of nature

noun
  1. an empirical truth of great generality, conceived of as a physical (but not a logical) necessity, and consequently licensing counterfactual conditionals
  2. a system of morality conceived of as grounded in reasonSee natural law (def. 2), nomological (def. 2)
  3. See law 1 (def. 8)
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  • To the law-of-nature school, lawmaking was but an absolute development of absolute principles.

    An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law

    Roscoe Pound