Definition of the law of the land
- You have to pay taxes. That's the law of the land.
: 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
: the solid part of the surface of the earth
: ground or soil of a specified situation, nature, or quality
: the surface of the earth and all its natural resources
: to set or put on shore from a ship : disembark
: to set down after conveying
: to cause to reach or come to rest in a particular place
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