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LAW OF THE LAND

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does law of the land mean? 

LAW OF THE LAND (noun)
  The noun LAW OF THE LAND has 1 sense:

1. 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

  Familiarity information: LAW OF THE LAND used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LAW OF THE LAND (noun)


Sense 1law of the land [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

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

Hypernyms ("law of the land" is a kind of...):

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


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