Paper's abstract

Alain Sériaux, Contribution to the Theory of Law : How Must the Thomist Concept of Ordinatio be Translated ?
The thomist definition of law constitutes one of the most commonplace question of the legal-moral thought. But one of the words of this definition - ordinatio - was often very approximately translated into modern language, thereby implying a very fixist perception of law according to saint Thomasius. This short study tries to give its true meaning back to the concept of ordinatio and tends to reveal the extremely dynamic nature of the thomist law.

Key Words : Thomas, ordinatio
t. 38, 1993 : p. 291-295