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Corn Law

noun, English History.
1.
any of the laws regulating domestic and foreign trading of grain, the last of which was repealed in 1846.
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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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