Definition of above the law in English:

above the law

phrase

  • In a position where one can avoid being bound by the laws that govern ordinary people:

    ‘the army was above the law and enjoyed complete impunity’
    • ‘Future Supreme Court nominee Gonzales says the President is now above the law.’
    • ‘I agree with you, Dick, the president is not above the law.’
    • ‘He thought he might declare himself above the law.’
    • ‘In many respects they feel they are above the law.’
    • ‘Their generals, who too will probably have not seen the book, are safely above the law.’
    • ‘She now wants immigration officers to be above the law.’
    • ‘The problem is a small hardcore who believe they are above the law.’
    • ‘All seemingly performed by an executive which thinks itself above the law.’
    • ‘I don't think politicians should be above the law.’
    • ‘I know stars sometimes think they are above the law.’