Definition of natural law in English:

natural law

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  • 1 [mass noun] A body of unchanging moral principles regarded as a basis for all human conduct: an adjudication based on natural law
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    • Moral philosophy reposes on natural law precepts as common presuppositions, but its advice will be true only in the main.
    • Just War teaching is a derivation of basic moral principles from natural law.
    • If history is divided into divine history, natural history, and human history, then law can be divided into natural law, human law, the laws of nations, public law, and civil law.
  • 2An observable law relating to natural phenomena: the natural laws of perspective
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    • They showed that the basic building blocks of life, amino acids, can be obtained from purely chemical elements by natural laws without intelligent intervention.
    • Many scientists believe homeopathy violates natural laws, and thus any effect must be a placebo effect - the power of a patient's beliefs to influence treatment results.
    • I still have a strong interest in any phenomena that would violate our known natural laws of physics and redefine our understanding of our universe.
  • 2.1 [mass noun] Observable laws collectively.

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