law of the land

Definition of "law of the land"
  1. The principle that governs all individuals and institutions in a jurisdiction, as codified in the Constitution or legal statutes
How to use "law of the land" in a sentence
  1. The new legislation, once passed, will become part of the law of the land.
  2. All citizens have the duty to respect the law of the land.
  3. The constitutional amendments are interpreted as the highest law of the land.

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