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
: 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
: the whole body of such customs, practices, or rules
: common law
: to sue or prosecute at law
: used as a function word to indicate reference or concern
: one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self
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