Megans Law


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Meg′an's Law′

(ˈmeɪ gənz)
n.
any of various laws aimed at people convicted of sex-related crimes, requiring community notification of the release of offenders, establishment of a registry of offenders, etc.
[1990–95; after Megan Kanka, young girl killed by an ex-convict]
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