law of the land

law of the land
a phrase used in the Magna Carta to refer to the then established law of the kingdom (as distinct from Roman or civil law); today it refers to fundamental principles of justice commensurate with due process

the United States Constitution declares itself to be `the supreme law of the land'

Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence
Hypernyms: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence

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law of the land noun
The established law of a country
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Main Entry:law

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law of the land,
law, especially law or accepted rules prevailing in a certain country, profession, or business: »

projections of a moral principle to which the Supreme Court has given increasing weight as the law of the land (New York Times).

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