To make one's law

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To make one's law (Old Law) to adduce proof to clear one's self of a charge.
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Usage

In literature:

Die's chamber, but as one of the council of the legislature assembled to make laws for the governance of Mr.
"Castle Richmond" by Anthony Trollope
India's unwritten law for the truth seeker is patience; a master may purposely make a test of one's eagerness to meet him.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
My dear fellow, it's our business to make laws and we know the difference of saying in one of 'em you may or you must.
"Waste" by Granville Barker
After all, helping to make the laws of one's country is a pretty serious occupation.
"The Ranch Girls and Their Great Adventure" by Margaret Vandercook
My dear fellow, it's our business to make laws and we know the difference of saying in one of 'em you may or you must.
"Three Plays by Granville-Barker" by Harley Granville-Barker
The severe penalty of death is all that is required to make this essentially one of 'God's laws.
"The Bible: what it is" by Charles Bradlaugh
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In poetry:

Be to thy lawful consort true,
With no one else have ought to do,
Nor of the Spirit's temple dare
To make the fiend's unhallow'd lair.
"Advice To A Youth" by Rees Prichard

In news:

One Auburn-area business owner said a new law protecting businesses from frivolous lawsuits filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act could help others even if it's too late to make a difference in her case.
Hoosiers do seem ready for the legislature to tamper with the state's pot laws , which make marijuana possession a felony unless it's a first-time offense and the amount is less than one ounce.
The Pentagon wants to make perfectly clear that every time one of its flying robots releases its lethal payload, it's the result of a decision made by an accountable human being in a lawful chain of command.
It's one of several changes lawmakers might make to state election laws.
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