Meaning of “the law is an ass” in the English Dictionary

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"the law is an ass" in British English

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the law is an ass

saying

the legal system or a particular law is wrong or not good enough, and should be changed:

If that is against the law, then the law is an ass.

(Definition of “the law is an ass” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)