poor law(redirected from Work-houses)
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A law or system of laws providing for public relief and support of the poor.
(Historical Terms) English history a law providing for the relief or support of the poor from public, esp parish, funds
a law or system of laws providing for the relief or support of the poor at public expense.
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|Noun||1.||poor 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"