Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Dictionary

A modern dictionary of Catholic terms, both common and obscure. Find accurate definitions of words and phrases.

Search:

Or browse the dictionary by selecting a letter!
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

JURIDICAL POSITIVISM

The theory that, although there may be a natural law, there are no natural rights. All human rights are conferred, it claims, by civil authority, by mutual agreement, by individual freedom, or by custom that manifests the spirit of a people.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Suffering Christians 17 hours ago
New York Times propaganda piece on fetal-tissue sales 20 hours ago
God the Designer: Yes or No? 24 hours ago
Monday-morning musings July 27
But WHY are these videos so damaging to Planned Parenthood? July 25

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days