|#1||A rule introduced to ensure that all in a social group know and obey those rules that are essential to maintain a stable social order.
Syn: regulation, edict, statute, canon, ordinance.
|#2||A rule, determined by the law, which constrains the enforcement of rules and which assumes the need for the social control of social control via legalized coercion.||sPH"6-G16|
|#3||See: the law (below)||sPH"6-G52|
|#4||The characteristic rule of a governance system.||PH"4-L6|
|#6||empirical inquiry.: regularities in nature revealed by||PH'2-L2|
|#7||See: rule of law.||PH'6C-φ2|
|#1||The ethical frame of reference that enables judgements of individual conduct which define what, at present, must be taken as right.||sPH"6-G52|
|#2||Primal authority for laws in a society.||sPH"6-G16|
Last updated: 15-Jan-2014