source of law

Definition of "source of law"
  1. An entity such as a constitution, treaty, custom, or statute that provides the basis for judicial rulings and lawmaking
How to use "source of law" in a sentence
  1. The constitution is the primary source of law in the United States.
  2. In some countries, religion can be a strong source of law.
  3. Treaties between nations often act as a source of law.

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