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Difference between law and morality

Law and morality- Every body have heard about these two terms in their daily life. Law and morality have two different meanings, but there is close relationship between law and morality. In this article we are going to explain relationship between law and morality, we will explain this relationship with the help of definitions and some case laws with example and we will also differintiate between these two terms to understand clearly.

Difference between law and morality

Difference between law and morality

Before we discuss difference between law & morality we try to understand about and law and morality.

What is the law? 

According of definition of law: the law is a set of rules and principles that is created by the state/country to regulate human conductsSimply a law is a bunch of rules and regulations that is made by our legislature(law makers) and in force by the executive so that the people should act according to the law.

What is molarity? 

According to the definition of morality: morality is the human attempt to define what is right and wrong about our actions and thoughts, and what is good and bad about our being. In simple words, morality is a set of principles and moral values which were created by our ancestors

For example, if somebody helps a person who is drawing in the water, it shows his morality. Every law made by the legislature/law makers does not have the element of morality becuase morality is not laws. But there are some laws created by the legislature that have law & morality.

We try to understand law and morilty with and example.

Let’s take some examples to understand the relationship between law and morality. These are some situations that can be good for law but bad in the eye of morality and vice versa.

Murder: It is legally wrong and its morally wrong also

Theft: It is legally and morally wrong also

Live-in relationship: Its legally right but morally wrong

Begging: Its legally wrong but morally right

Difference between law and morality

S No Law Morality
1 Law is set of rules and regulation made by legislature Morality regulated by internal sources by the conscience of a person
2 Law is the same for everyone to regulate a state Morality is a subjective concept that is different by person to person.
3 There is a set punishment for the violation of laws There is no punishment for morility its denpnd  on concent of every person
4 The laws are enforced by the exactive of state Morality is regulated by the society
5 Laws are influenced by morality It has emerged before the laws
6 Laws control the actions of a person according to law Morality controls the act of a person Morally.
7 Laws made by the legislature or law maker Moral values do not force any person to obey such rules and moral values.

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Relationship between law and morality

Obove we have discussed brifly difference between law and morality. Now we discuss relationship between relationship between law and morality.

Moral as the basis of law

Almost, all the laws made by the legislature are based on moral principles. The law and morality regulate the conduct of a person in a society.

Morals as a test of law

The jurists say that there should be no contradiction between law and morality to run a state normally. Any law must should be removed that is contrary between law and  moral. If any law that is against the morlaity never be applied on sociaty that is why legislature must check the law is right or wrong according to moral.

Morals as the end of laws

The main purpose of law is to provide justice to a persons of society. The main purpose of morality is to remove the conflict of interest from society with law. It means the objectives of morality and laws must same.

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