law of the land


law of the land
law of the land
1: the established law of a nation or region

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

law of the land
n.
The established law of a society, especially the principles of due process and other rights too fundamental to be abolished by government; in the United States, the Constitution and laws made by its authority.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


law of the land
The body of rules, regulations, and laws that govern a country or jurisdiction. The United States Constitution declares itself "the supreme law of the land."
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


law of the land
n. Colloquial The laws effective in a particular nation.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


law of the land
The designation of general public laws that are equally binding on all members of the community.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


law of the land
The designation of general public laws that are equally binding on all members of the community.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

law of the land
n.
   a slang term for existing laws.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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