lawgiver


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lawgiver

the giver of a code of laws, e.g. Moses, Justinian or Napoleon.
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Federalist 38 provides one of the more complete treatments of the topic of the lawgiver in modern political thought.
While natural law theories may hold that the obligatoriness of morality comes with the territory--that moral rightness implies obligation--divine command theories conceive obligation as requiring a lawgiver, whose authority is attested in the possibility of sanctions.
Because the divine lawgiver himself uses intelligence in lawgiving, humans should use intelligence to understand the law.
Al-haqq means an interest of an individual or society or of both together established by the Lawgiver, the Wise.
Does a man remain free while obeying laws he has not written himself but which are entirely suitable to him (because they are the laws of his nature), or is it that he must be the actual lawgiver for him to be considered free?
The Lawgiver, a new novel by the 97-year-old, Pulitzer Prize--winning novelist Herman Wouk, is about a new novel that fails to get written by a 97-year-old, Pulitzer Prize--winning novelist named Herman Wouk.
1252-1284] is of particular interest, since his exploits as a lawgiver and scholar have been applauded with the appellation "el Sabio.
Herman Wouk has a new novel, "The Lawgiver," coming out this fall from Simon & Schuster.
to the lawgiver about whom the most evidence survives: Solon of Athens.
Keeping up the gallop, he scored by six lengths from Lawgiver to record his fourth success at the track.
Chapter Two considers the Lawgiver as (embedded) Narrator.