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LAW SOURCES 2 Law Sources Introduction Sources of law refer to the materials from which rules which are legal are made. Such materials include custom, religious beliefs, morality, habits, mores and folkways, whether written or not, and so on. Sometimes, the word "source" is not used in the manner in which laws are made. Hence, legislation, codification, judicial precedents, and equity are also sources of law (Sills, 2014). Legislation This is the law that results from the activity of a law enacting body such as a legislature. In other words, a whence group of people, usually representing the sovereign, have a deliberate sitting with the aim of enacting laws, we say such a body is legislating. For example, when a nation’s legislation is made up of statutes and subsidiary legislation. The laws that the legislative arm of government enacts are called Statutes. However, when laws are enacted in pursuance of powers granted by a statute, such laws are called subsidiary legislation.
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