fence law

noun

Definition of fence law

: one of the laws enacted by most states regulating the erection and maintenance of a fence sufficient to prevent trespass by livestock on cultivated ground two angry factions: the crop people who wanted fence laws, and the stock people who wanted free range— Carl Withers

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“Fence law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fence%20law. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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