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Corn Law

noun, English History.
any of the laws regulating domestic and foreign trading of grain, the last of which was repealed in 1846. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • They are threatening the Roscian law, and even the Corn Law.

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1 Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Chalmers had been urging the repeal of the Corn Law since 1819.

  • The reference is to the Corn Law mentioned in the next sentence.

    Selections from Viri Romae Charles Franois L'Homond
  • If they do so, they 'll only be imitating our own farmers since the repeal of the Corn Law.

  • The Corn Law Repealers had fought for years to bring this about.

    Queen Victoria E. Gordon Browne
  • Some contended that the presentation and passage of the Corn Law repeal bill ought to be left to the Liberals.

    The Grand Old Man Richard B. Cook
  • If he talks liberal about Corn Law, it tante to feed the hungry, but to lower wages, and so on in every thing a most.

    The Attache Thomas Chandler Haliburton
  • Shall we undertake without suspension to modify the existing Corn Law?

    Lord John Russell

    Stuart J. Reid
  • The Government appear to be waiting for some excuse to give up the present Corn Law.

    Lord John Russell

    Stuart J. Reid
  • The concluding words of Peel's great Corn Law speech ran through his memory, and thrilled it.

    The Testing of Diana Mallory

    Mrs. Humphry Ward

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