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1. A law designed to prohibit or limit the transaction of commercial business or the holding of recreational activities on Sundays.
2. One of a body of laws in colonial New England designed to enforce certain moral standards and particularly to prohibit specified forms of entertainment or recreation on Sundays.
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1. any law that forbids certain practices, as doing business or dancing, on Sunday.
2. any of the puritanical laws of colonial New England regulating personal conduct.
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law - legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity; "there is a law against kidnapping"
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