blue laws

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blue laws

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(Law) history US a number of repressive puritanical laws of the colonial period, forbidding any secular activity on Sundays
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"Whites as well as colored men of this country," Brown said, "ought to deprecate precedents from the negro laws of Georgia, as they would from the blue laws of Connecticut, that tried witches by dunking and flogged husbands for kissing their wives on Sunday." (20)