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Dina de malkutha dina

Dina de malkutha dina (Aram., ‘the law of the country is the law’). The Jewish halakhic principle that the law of the land is binding. The rule, originally laid down by the amora Samuel in the 3rd cent. CE, states that diaspora Jews are bound to obey their country's code of law—even, on some occasions, if it conflicts with Jewish law.

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