source of law

source of law
source of law: something (as a constitution, treaty, custom, or statute) that provides the authority for judicial decisions and for legislation; specif: a labor contract as the source of authority for an arbitrator's decision

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

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