a system or mode of action in which the strongest survive, presumably as animals in nature or as human beings whose activity is not regulated by the laws or ethics of civilization.
a state of ruthless competition or self-interest
Survival of the strongest, as in The recent price war among airlines was governed by the law of the jungle. This term, alluding to the jungle as a place devoid of ethics where brutality and self-interest reign, was first used by Rudyard Kipling in The Jungle Book (1894).


Read Also:

  • Law-of-the-medes-and-the-persians

    noun 1. unalterable law.

  • Law-of-trichotomy

    noun, Mathematics. 1. . noun, Mathematics. 1. the property that for natural numbers a and b , either a is less than b , a equals b , or a is greater than b .

  • Law-of-universal-gravitation

    noun 1. Physics. . noun, Physics. 1. a law stating that any two masses attract each other with a force equal to a constant (constant of gravitation) multiplied by the product of the two masses and divided by the square of the distance between them. law of gravitation See Newton’s law of gravitation. law of […]

  • Law-of-war

    noun 1. rules or a code of rules governing the rights and duties of belligerents in an international war.

Disclaimer: Law-of-the-jungle definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.