- 1651: From Thomas Hobbes, The Leviathan (Wiktionary)
“But I venture to say that there is not a parent from the Giant's Causeway to Bantry Bay, who does not conceive that his child is the unfortunate victim of the exclusion, and that nothing short of positive law could prevent his own dear, pre-eminent”
“Hitherto we have prescinded from positive law in our treatment of the question of gambling.”
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