Definition of Divine law

1. Noun. A law that is believed to come directly from God.

Generic synonyms: Law, Natural Law

Definition of Divine law

1. Noun. (theology) Divine law is any law (or rule) that in the opinion of believers, comes directly from the will of God (or a god). ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Divine Law

divine guidance
divine intervention
divine interventions
divine law (current term)
divine messenger
divine polity
divine proportion
divine right
divine right of kings
divine service
diviner's sage

Literary usage of Divine law

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"divine law is that which is enacted by God and made known to man through revelation. ... The divine law of the Old Testament, or the Mosaic Law, ..."

2. Elements of International Law by Henry Wheaton (1904)
"... as moral and accountable beings, living in a social divine law. ... or the divine law, being the rule of conduct prescribed by Him to His rational ..."

3. The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor: With a Life of the Author by Jeremy Taylor, Reginald Heber (1828)
"If a Jew did buy and sell upon the sabbath, he sinned against a divine law; but his contract is valid. He that contracts with a woman of fornications, ..."

4. The Chief Works of Benedict de Spinoza by Benedictus de Spinoza, Robert Harvey Monroe Elwes (1891)
"Therefore, previous to revelation, no one is bound by a divine law and right of which he is ... If men were naturally bound by the divine law and right, ..."

5. A History of Auricular Confession and Indulgences in the Latin Church by Henry Charles Lea (1896)
"DURING the middle ages it was a point debated between theologians whether sacramental confession is a divine law or merely a precept of the Church. ..."

6. The Works of Joseph Bellamy, D.D., First Pastor of the Church in Bethlem, Conn. by Joseph Bellamy, Tryon Edwards (1853)
"IF the moral character of the Deity, which consists in holiness, justice, and goodness, is glorious and amiable; and if the divine law is, after his own ..."

7. Studies in Roman Law, with Comparative Views of the Laws of France, England by Thomas Mackenzie Mackenzie (1865)
"But, although an act may be just, as tried by- a given law, the law itself may be unjust, as measured by a different standard, such as the divine law, ..."

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