blue law

noun

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

1755

First Known Use of blue law

1755


BLUE LAW Defined for English Language Learners

blue law

noun

Definition of blue law for English Language Learners

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