higher law

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higher law

n.
A moral or religious principle that takes precedence over the the laws adopted by society.

high′er law′


n.
an ethical or religious principle considered as taking precedence over the laws of society.
[1835–45, Amer.]
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Noun1.higher law - a principle that takes precedent over the laws of society
precept, principle - rule of personal conduct
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