leash law

noun

: an ordinance requiring dogs to be restrained when not confined to their owner's property

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Cats seem to be a huge problem this spring, bigger than ever — which is amazing considering there is a leash law. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, 20 May 2021 Dear Mom: Your son is violating the local leash law, the unspoken law of respect between neighbors and – hello - the most important law of all, which is to be nice to your mother. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, 21 Mar. 2021 Worried Mom: Your son is violating the local leash law, the unspoken law of respect between neighbors and — hello — the most important law of all, which is to be nice to your mother. Washington Post, 21 Mar. 2021 Dear Mom: Your son is violating the local leash law, the unspoken law of respect between neighbors and – hello – the most important law of all, which is to be nice to your mother. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, 21 Mar. 2021 Dear Mom: Your son is violating the local leash law, the unspoken law of respect between neighbors and – hello – the most important law of all, which is to be nice to your mother. Amy Dickinson, chicagotribune.com, 21 Mar. 2021 Amy says: Your son is violating the local leash law, the unspoken law between neighbors and — hello — the most important law of all, which is to be nice to your mother. Amy Dickinson, Star Tribune, 19 Mar. 2021 Officers prefer to educate people about the leash law and issue a warning during the first interaction. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, 5 Feb. 2021 This was the second time a proposal for changes in the leash law underwent public comment. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, 5 Feb. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of leash law was in 1966

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“Leash law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leash%20law. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Legal Definition

leash law

noun

: a law and especially an ordinance requiring that a dog be restrained when not confined to its owner's property
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