source of law

: something (as a constitution, treaty, custom, or statute) that provides the authority for judicial decisions and for legislation
specifically : a labor contract as the source of authority for an arbitrator's decision

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“Source of law.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/source%20of%20law. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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