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English definition of “the law of the jungle”

the law of the jungle

the idea that people who care only about themselves will be most likely to succeed in a society or organization : We hope for a world where the rule of law, not the law of the jungle , governs the conduct of nations .SelfishnessInconsiderate
(Definition of the law of the jungle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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