May laws

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1.See Kulturkampf, above.
2.In Russia, severe oppressive laws against Jews, which have given occasion for great persecution; - so called because they received the assent of the czar in May, 1882, and because likened to the Prussian May laws (see Kulturkampf).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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There are so may laws and restrictions and we are trying to keep up.
The Russian government enacted the so-called May laws which restricted the businesses and mobility of Jews.
Kulmatov's arrest violated so may laws. The fact that the anti-corruption committee provided a fake passport is confirmed by the Russian Ambassador," Slesarev said calling for the judges to cancel the ruling to prolong Kulmatov's arrest.
These May Laws, reinforced in later legislation, remained in effect until 1917.
She watched as Martin, who oversaw her order, was arrested and imprisoned after he publicly denounced the anti-Catholic "May Laws." She watched as her orphanage was closed by order of the government and the children taken away.
Petersburg in 1881 led to the Russian pogroms and the anti-Semite May Laws of 1882.
In holding this view, he implicitly supported the section of the Kulturkampf's May Laws that expelled Jesuits from Germany, a law that was not rescinded until 1904.
A further factor was the pogroms and restrictive May Laws of 1882 that followed the assassination of the Tsar in 1881.
Among the numerous laws against the Catholic Church were the "May Laws" of 1873 that decreed that appointment to clerical office depended on German education and approval by the state, that all seminaries were to be under the control of the state, and that no institution outside Germany could exercise any authority over ecclesiastical matters in Germany.
Alexander II was assassinated in 1881, however, and his death was blamed on the Jews; there followed the infamous pogroms of 1882 and the hated May Laws (restricting where Jews could live and how many could attend school).
This shift is convincingly argued in this work, particularly in the discussion of Morier's approach to German unification, one of Morier's ardent desires, and of the Kulturkampf, which found Morier grudgingly supporting the May Laws of his nemesis Bismarck because he believed that the Kulturkampf was jeopardizing the newly created German nation-state.