Megan's Law

noun
Meg·​an's Law | \ ˈme-gənz- \

Legal Definition of Megan's Law

: a law that requires law enforcement authorities to make available to the public information about convicted sex offenders living in the area

History and Etymology for Megan's Law

after Megan Kanka †1994 victim in New Jersey of a repeat sex offender

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“Megan's Law.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/Megan%27s%20Law. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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