Reality of laws

REALITY OF LAWS. Those laws which govern property, whether real or personal, or things; the term is used in persona opposition to personality of laws. (q.v.) Story, Confl. of L. 23.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Habermas wishes to balance the fact of law (the social reality of laws here and now) against the normative character of law (its more general claim to rational legitimacy).