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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?
Although the initiative is commendable, the possibility of it generating maximum benefit for the maximum number of children is less than likely, pertaining to the poor law and order in the province.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that traders who had shifted their businesses from Lyari due to poor law and order, however with restoration of peace in the area, the traders have returned and again started their businesses.
Khawaja to look into the matter and take immediate notice of poor law and order situation of area.
Summary: New Delhi [India] Jan 20 (ANI) The Congress party today questioned the BJP-led government in Haryana over the poor law and order situation in the state and termed Haryana as the "rape capital of India".
After the incident, the lawyers community observed a strike against the poor law and order situation.
It said that the public have reservation over the poor law and order situation and target killing incident.
Instead of blaming them for its poor law and order conditions, Afghanistan must be realistic when it comes to setting long-term political priorities and regional objectives.
It tracks how honest (and sometimes dishonest) poor men, their families, employers, poor law authorities, and policy-makers framed their place in society when they were jobless.
Of those, 1,549 had been 'dismissed cured', 103 had been 'dismissed relieved', 34 had been 'dismissed unrelieved', 148 had died in hospital and 138 remained in there 1834: The Poor Law Amendment Act was passed, abandoning the system of outdoor relief by which parishes looked after their poor and replacing it with the workhouse.