someone's word is law

Definition of someone's word is law

used to say that other people must do what someone says
  • He'll listen to suggestions, but in the end, his word is law.

Word by Word Definitions

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

word play
  1. : something that is said

  2. : talk, discourse

  3. : the text of a vocal musical composition

  1. : speak

  2. : to express in words : phrase

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


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