: law established or recognized by governmental authority — compare natural law
Examples of positive law in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebDesigning a coherent, resilient, and positive law firm culture, as that author describes, can be done.
Paula Davis, Forbes, 19 Jan. 2022 In his time, human positive law was understood as that which depended solely on the will of legislators.
Alejandro Chafuen, Forbes, 10 Dec. 2021 American success requires nurturing personal responsibility and civic virtue; fidelity to nonstate action, positive law, and close-to-home governing; and respect for an array of cultures and traditions.
Andy Smarick, National Review, 24 Sep. 2021 This includes everything from customs and norms to family structure and voluntary associations to democratic deliberation and positive law.
Andy Smarick, National Review, 17 Sep. 2020 This is obviously a process from which the coercive sanction of positive law and coercive violence is excluded.
Cameron Hilditch, National Review, 4 Sep. 2020
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