English version

be above the law

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe above the lawbe above the lawsomeone who is above the law does not have to obey the law Many ministers seem to regard themselves as being above the law. law
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be above the lawJudges declare Jockey Club is above the law.County Administrator Wang thought he was above the law.The great judge Lord Denning in a historic judgment once said that no one, however mighty, was above the law.But Democrats applauded, generally taking the pious view that the White House can never be above the law.A young man died, and nobody is above the law.One of the negative reminders of Watergate is that the highest officials of government often are above the law.
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