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blue lawnoun [C]

uk   us   US old-fashioned informal
a ​law that ​limitsactivities that are ​considered not to be ​moral for ​religiousreasons, such as ​shopping or ​working on Sundays
(Definition of blue law from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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blue lawnoun [C]

 /ˈblu ˌlɔ/
a law that ​prevents or ​limitsparticularactivities on ​Sundays, such as ​openingstores or ​sellingalcoholicdrinks
(Definition of blue law from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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