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Law of nature

an empirical truth of great generality, conceived of as a physical (but not a logical) necessity, and consequently licensing counterfactual conditionals
a system of morality conceived of as grounded in reason See natural law (sense 2), nomological (sense 2)
See law1 (sense 8)


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