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MORAL POSITIVISM

The theory that claims there is no natural law, and therefore no natural right. All human rights, it holds, are derived from the state, from contracts, from each person's freedom, or from custom.

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

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