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blue law

noun

Simple Definition of blue law

  • : an old law that forbids people from doing certain things (such as working or selling alcohol) on Sundays

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of blue law

  1. 1 :  one of numerous extremely rigorous laws designed to regulate morals and conduct in colonial New England

  2. 2 :  a statute regulating work, commerce, and amusements on Sundays


Law Dictionary

blue law

noun

Legal Definition of blue law

  1. :  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 and Etymology of blue law

blue puritanical


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