under the law

under the law
In conformity with law. Subject to the law. "We are under the laws of the United States---that is, we are subject to those laws. We live under a certain jurisdiction --- that is, we are subject to it." Mills v Stoddard (US) 8 How 345, 366, 12 L Ed 1107, 1115.

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