law of the jungle

Definition of law of the jungle

: a code that dictates survival by any means possible and that is presumed to be in effect among animals in their natural state or people unrestrained by any established law or civilized personal or civic control also : activity following this code

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“Law of the jungle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/law%20of%20the%20jungle. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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