blue law Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “blue law” in the English Dictionary

"blue law" in British English

See all translations

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)

"blue law" in American English

See all translations

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)
What is the pronunciation of blue law?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
public school

in England, an expensive type of private school (= school paid for by parents not by the government)

Word of the Day