Vol. 3, Issue 6 (2017)
Analysis of law and sources of law
Abstract: Morris writes: “To a zoologist, a horse suggests the genus mammalian quadruped, to a traveler a means of transportation, to an average man the sports of kings, to certain nations an article of food.” Likewise, law has been variously defined by various individuals from different point of view and hence there could not be and is not any unanimity of opinion regarding the real nature of law and its definition. There is a lot of literature on the subject of law and spite of that, different definitions of law have been given. The term “sources of law” is used in different senses. The general meaning of the word “sources” is “origin”. There is a difference of opinion among the jurists regarding the sources of law. C.K. Allen uses it in the sense of agencies through which the rules of conduct acquire the character of law by becoming definite, uniform and compulsory.