Definition of Blue law

1. Noun. A statute regulating work on Sundays.

Generic synonyms: Law
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

Definition of Blue law

1. Noun. (legal) A law that is intended to enforce moral standards. ¹

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Literary usage of Blue law

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1. Sidelights on American Literature by Fred Lewis Pattee (1922)
"One needs not be a Puritan or a blue-law maker to assert with all emphasis that where honesty ceases to be fundamental there civilization lapses and the ..."

2. The Methodist Review (1878)
"THE blue law FORGERIES OF REV. SAMUEL PETERS. The Tni*-B!ue Laws of Connecticut and New Haven, and the Fake Blue-Laws invented by the Rev. Samuel Peters. ..."

3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"Connecticut: Quaker Laws of Plymouth and Massachusetts: Blue Laies of New York, Maryland, i'imini-i, and South Carolina, Hartford, 1838; blue lawยป of ..."

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