take the law into one's own hands

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Definition of take the law into one's own hands

: to try to punish someone for breaking a law even though one does not have the right to do that

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“Take the law into one's own hands.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20the%20law%20into%20one%27s%20own%20hands. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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