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poor law

n.
A law or system of laws providing for public relief and support of the poor.

poor law

n
(Historical Terms) English history a law providing for the relief or support of the poor from public, esp parish, funds

poor′ law`


n.
a law or system of laws providing for the relief or support of the poor at public expense.
[1745–55]
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Noun1.poor law - a law providing support for the poorpoor law - a law providing support for the poor
law - legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity; "there is a law against kidnapping"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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I can imagine the glee of our Poor Law Commissioners at the notion of these seats having arms and backs; but small spines being of older date than their occupation of the Board-room at Somerset House, I thought even this provision very merciful and kind.
Most illogical, inconsequential, and light- headed, this; but travellers in the valley of the shadow of death are apt to be light-headed; and worn-out old people of low estate have a trick of reasoning as indifferently as they live, and doubtless would appreciate our Poor Law more philosophically on an income of ten thousand a year.
The Treadmill and the Poor Law are in full vigour, then?
Hay, Decisions on the poor law of Scotland in the Court of Session, and awards by arbitration (Edinburgh, 1865), 136-7.
Welsh educationist Sir Hugh Owen was born in 1804 near Talyfoel Ferry, Anglesey Rising to become chief clerk of the Poor Law Board in London, he later devoted himself to educational work A founder of the Bangor Normal College and Aberystwyth University, his scheme for secondary education was adopted after his death in the Welsh Intermediate Education Act of 1889 This bronze statue was erected at Caernarfon in 1888 by public subscription Picture: ROBERT PARRY JONES To order a copy of this picture, fill in the form on page 4
They said passengers from the province had to opt for air-travel due to dilapidated condition of highways and poor law and order situation across the province.
It has been decided that more than 100 city markets will close before Iftar in the fasting month of Ramadan due to poor law and order situation.
Led by The National Archives, the Living the Poor Life project involved local historians cataloguing digitised scans of Ministry of Health (MH12) Poor Law Union records.
She focuses on the charitable institutions run by Thomas Barnado from 1845 to 1905, and the state-run London poor law institutions for children created under the 1834 New Poor Law.
Poovey presented the New Poor Law of 1834 as an example of these processes.
More than 50 workhouses were built in Wales after the introduction of the Poor Law in 1834.
100 years agoYesterday the annual Poor Law Conference for the West Midlands District was held at the Imperial Hotel, Malvern.