Befehl ist Befehl

DutchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Befehl ist Befehl (an order is an order). Used as a defence during the Nuremberg trials (see Nuremberg defense).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bəˈfɛl ist bəˈfɛl/

PhraseEdit

Befehl ist Befehl

  1. Used wrily when someone attempts to justify questionable actions by referring to rules, laws or orders from higher up.