follow Dictionary.com

8 Words That Are Older Than You Think

positive law

noun
1.
customary law or law enacted by governmental authority (as distinguished from natural law).
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for positive law
  • If a layman were to ask the reason for the difference it could not be given for it is mere positive law.
  • Program includes incentive prizes, an education program, and strong positive law enforcement presence.
  • The program includes incentive prizes chosen by students, an education component, and strong positive law enforcement presence.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for positive law

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for positive

13
15
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with positive law