the law of the land

noun phrase

Definition of the law of the land

: the set of rules that exists in a certain place You have to pay taxes. That's the law of the land.

Learn More About the law of the land

Dictionary Entries Near the law of the land

the law of the jungle

the law of the land

the lay of the land

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for the law of the land

Cite this Entry

“The law of the land.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!