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[3] Or the same law may be in conflict with itself, as in the case where we have two brave men,1 two tyrannicides2 or two ravished women,3 when the question must turn either on time (that is, whose claim has priority) or on quality (that is, whose claim is the more just). Again, we may have a conflict between diverse, similar or dissimilar laws.

1 Both claiming the reward allotted by the law.

2 Both claiming the reward allotted by the law.

3 Two women, both dishonoured by one man, put in different claims, both of which are provided for as alternatives in the same law. A. demands the ravisher's death, B. demands his hand in marriage.

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