a law unto oneself

Definition of a law unto oneself

:a person who acts in a way that shows he or she does not care what kind of behavior other people think is acceptable
  • I've warned him that he can't keep behaving this way, but he seems to think that he's a law unto himself.

Word by Word Definitions

law play
  1. : a binding custom or practice of a community : a rule of conduct or action prescribed (see prescribe 1a) or formally recognized as binding or enforced by a controlling authority

  2. : the whole body of such customs, practices, or rules

  3. : common law

  1. : litigate

  2. : to sue or prosecute at law

unto play
  1. : to

  2. used as a function word to indicate reference or concern

oneself play
  1. : a person's self : one's own self

  2. : one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self


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