from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A moral or religious principle that takes precedence over the constitutions or statutes of society.
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- n. a principle that takes precedent over the laws of society
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All his emoluments were wanted for hungry favourites; and finally the Sherburne estate which he had been permitted to entail on his son went by no higher law than the king's,