Definitions of Law according to different jurists

Definitions of Law according to different jurists


Definitions of Law according to different jurists

Given below are the various Definitions for law according to different jurists the most famous legal authors worldwide
  • According to Justinian

''Law is the king of  all mortal and Immortal affairs, which ought to be the chief, the ruler and the leader of the noble and the bass and does the standard of what is just and unjust, the commander to animals naturally social of what they should do, the forbidden of what they should not do.''

  • According to Ulpian

''The art or science of what is equitable and good.''

  • According to Cicero
“The highest reason implanted in nature’’
  • According to Pinder
“The king of all, both Mortals and Immortals.''
  • According to Demosthenes
''Every law is a gift of God and decision of sages.''
  • According to Chrysiphus
“The common law which is the right reason, moving through all things and identical with Zeus, the supreme administrator of the universe.''
  • According to Capito
''A Lex is a General command of the people or the plebs on question by a magistrate.''
  • According to Anaximenes
''law is a definite proposition, in pursuance of a common agreement of a state intimating how everything should be done.''
  • According to Hobbes
Law is the speech of him who by right  commands somewhat to be done or omitted.''

  • According to Blackstone
'' In its most general and comprehensive Sense signifies a rule of action and is applied indiscriminately to all kinds of actions, weather animate or inanimate, rational or irrational. Thus we say the laws of gravitation, or optics or mechanics, as well as the laws of nature and of nations.''
  • According to Hooker
'' Any kind of rule or Canon whereby actions are framed.... That which reason in such sort defines to be good that it must be done.''
  • According to Kant
'' The sum total of the conditions under which the personal wishes of one man can be combined with the personal wishes of another man in accordance with the general law of freedom.''
  • According to Hegel
'' The Abstract expression of the general will existing in and for itself.''
  • According to sir Henry Maine
The word law has come down to us in close Association with two notions, the notion of order and the notion of force.''
  • According to Sevigny
''The rule whereby the invisible border line is fixed within which the being and the activity of each individual obtains a secure and free space.''
  • According to Vinogradoff
''Law is a set of rules imposed and enforced by the society with regard to the distribution and exercise of powers over persons and things.''
  • According to Austin
'' Law is the aggregate of rules set by men as politically  superior, or sovereign, To men as politically subject.''
  • According to inhering
''Law as the form of the guarantee of the conditions of life of society, assured by States power of constraint''.
  • According to Ehrlich
'' All the norms which govern social life within a given society.''
  • According to pound
'' A social institution to satisfy social wants.''
  • According to Justice Holmes
''Law is a statement of the circumstances in which the public force will be brought to bear upon men through courts.''
  • According to Gray
'' The law of the state or of any organized body of men is composed of the rules which the courts--- that  is the judicial organs of that body--- lay down for the termination of legal rights and duties.''
  • According to Cardozo
'' A principle of rule of conduct so established as to justify a prediction with reasonable certainty that it will be enforced by the courts if its authority is challenged is a principle or rule of law.''
  • According to Holland
'' More briefly, law is general rule of eternal human action in forced by a sovereign political authority. All other rules for the guidance of human action are Laws merely by analogy; and propositions which are not rules for human action are laws by metaphor only.''
  • According to Bentham:
''Law or the law, taken indefinitely, is an abstract or collective term, which when it means anything, can mean neither more nor less than the sum total of a number of individual laws taken together.''
  • According to salmond
'' The body of principles recognized and applied by the state in the administration of Justice.''
  • According to Lord Moulton
'' Law is the crystallized common sense of the community.''
  • According to Hart
'' Law as a system of rules, a union of primary and secondary rules.''
  • According to Aristotle
“By 'particular' law mean that which an individual community lays down for itself; and by 'universal' law I mean the law of nature. For there is a natural and universal notion of right and wrong, one which all men instinctively apprehend”
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