Simple Definition of blue law
: an old law that forbids people from doing certain things (such as working or selling alcohol) on Sundays
Full Definition of blue law
1 : one of numerous extremely rigorous laws designed to regulate morals and conduct in colonial New England
2 : a statute regulating work, commerce, and amusements on Sundays
First Known Use of blue law
Rhymes with blue law
backsaw, band saw, bear claw, bedstraw, bucksaw, buzz saw, bylaw, case law, catclaw, cat's-paw, chain saw, Choctaw, coleslaw, Corn Law, crenshaw, cumshaw, cushaw, Danelaw, declaw, Esau, forepaw, fretsaw, glass jaw, grandma, grandpa, guffaw, hacksaw, handsaw, hawkshaw, hee-haw, hurrah, in-law, jackdaw, jackstraw, jigsaw, kickshaw, last straw, leash law, lockjaw, lynch law, macaw, Moose Jaw, Nassau, old-squaw, outdraw, outlaw, pasha, pawpaw, pit saw, pooh-bah, poor law, rickshaw, ringtaw, ripsaw, scofflaw, scrimshaw, scroll saw, seesaw, shield law, southpaw, Skiddaw, tack claw, trishaw, tussah, undraw, Utah, Warsaw, whipsaw, wiredraw, withdraw
Legal Definition of blue law
: a statute regulating work, commerce, and amusements on Sunday
Additional Notes on blue law
Existing blue laws derive from the numerous extremely rigorous laws designed to regulate morals and conduct that were enacted in colonial New England.
Origin of blue law
Learn More about blue law
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "blue law"
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up blue law? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).