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Noun: law of the land
  1. (law) 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'"

Derived forms: laws of the land

Type of: jurisprudence, law

Encyclopedia: Law of the land