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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.

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