by the law of the land

by the law of the land
By due process of law; by a law that gives a man an opportunity to be heard, before depriving him of his life, liberty, or property; by a law which hears before it condemns; which proceeds upon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial. See by due course of law; by due process of law.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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