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Definición de “take the law into your own hands” en inglés

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take the law into your own hands

C2 to do something illegal and often violent in order to punish someone because you know the law will not punish that person: One day, after years of violent abuse from her husband, she took the law into her own hands.
Traducciones de “take the law into your own hands”
en chino (tradicionál) 不透過法律自行懲罰,私自治罪…
en chino (simplificado) 不通过法律自行惩罚,私自治罪…
(Definition of take the law into your own hands from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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