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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  • Law of the land — Law Law (l[add]), n. [OE. lawe, laghe, AS. lagu, from the root of E. lie: akin to OS. lag, Icel. l[ o]g, Sw. lag, Dan. lov; cf. L. lex, E. legal. A law is that which is laid, set, or fixed; like statute, fr. L. statuere to make to stand. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Law of the Land — (1993 to 1999) was an Australian television drama series that screened on the Nine Network. Law of the Land was set in the fictional country town of Merringanee and centred on the unique way that locals dealt with and enforced the law.The series… …   Wikipedia

  • law of the land — The law of the state in which the proceeding is brought, whether common law or statutory law. 16 Am J2d Const L § 547. An implement of the guaranty of due process of law, having reference to the common law as modified by statute and as suited to… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • law of the land — noun 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • law of the land — due process of law (q.v.). Body of law consisting of court decisions, statutes, and treaties. See U.S. Const., Art. VI, No. 2. By the law of the land is most clearly intended the general law which hears before it condemns, which proceeds upon… …   Black's law dictionary

  • law of the land — due process of law (q.v.). Body of law consisting of court decisions, statutes, and treaties. See U.S. Const., Art. VI, No. 2. By the law of the land is most clearly intended the general law which hears before it condemns, which proceeds upon… …   Black's law dictionary

  • the law of the land — the law of the kingdom, the rules of the area …   English contemporary dictionary

  • the law of the land is the binding law — rule in Judaic law which states that one should usually obey the laws of the area …   English contemporary dictionary

  • by the law of the land — By due process of law; by a law that gives a man an opportunity to be heard, before depriving him of his life, liberty, or property; by a law which hears before it condemns; which proceeds upon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial. See… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • supreme law of the land — See supremacy clause …   Black's law dictionary


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