Law of General Nature Law and Legal Definition

Law of general nature refers to an enactment that relates to a subject matter common to all persons within a state.

“Whenever any law directly operates upon and affects the rights, privileges and interests of the citizens, and there is no reason why it should not operate on all the citizens of the state alike, it is a law of a general nature”. [AMPT v. City of Cincinnati, 1896 Ohio Misc. Lexis 408 (Ohio Misc. 1896)]