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Sunday, September 23, 2018

"Take the law into your own hands" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy Trojan_Llama.

'Take the law into one's own hands' nghĩa là tự trừng phạt ai theo cách của mình, nhất là vi phạm pháp luật hoặc bạo lực, mà không nhờ đến công an hay chính quyền can thiệp (punish someone for an offense according to one's own ideas of justice, especially in an illegal or violent way; punish someone or do something to put a situation right, instead of waiting for the police or the legal system to take action); (old) 'thế thiên hành đạo', (giờ là) 'vô pháp vô thiên'.

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If the police tries to enter the homes of villagers illegally, the women of the village will take law in their own hands.

If the Otago University proctor won’t respect students’ private property rights, students may have to take matters into their own hands.

The fatalities in Soweto are evidence of what can happen when communities take the law into their own hands. I would like to urge residents to please work through official channels to expose these offenders.

The victim’s father, a daily wage labourer in Noida, had one question: “Why did the accused take the law into their own hands? Even if they thought that he had an intention to steal, they should have nabbed him and informed the police. Why did they beat him to death?”. The 16-year-old was killed on suspicion that he had allegedly entered a house to steal valuables, the police said.

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