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game law

a law enacted for the preservation of game, as by restricting the number and kinds of game that may be taken and by designating periods of the year when specified game may be taken.
Origin of game law
First recorded in 1705-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He had read a few extracts from game laws, and remembered that Greek and Latin names were used therein.

    The Boy Trapper Harry Castlemon
  • We have fish and game laws; why should we not have an insect law?

    Our Common Insects Alpheus Spring Packard
  • He agrees, however, with Harcourt in condemning the game laws.

  • Besides, if they have game laws down there, it must be close time for hunting.

    Frank Merriwell's Cruise Burt L. Standish
  • game laws were game laws, and they applied to Carl Thornton as well as to everyone else.

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • The poacher's wife not only believed in the game laws, but protected them as well as him.

    A Miscellany of Men G. K. Chesterton
  • Thus, step by step, the game laws of the land were sustained, held to be constitutional and enforced.

  • The game laws have taken from him his human command of Nature.

    Eugenics and Other Evils G. K. Chesterton
  • The game laws of the Island protect both of these birds quite efficiently, otherwise they would long ago have been extinguished.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 5 Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • Indeed, the rabbit, even with the help of the game laws, has a hard time.

    Wild Life Near Home Dallas Lore Sharp
British Dictionary definitions for game laws

game laws

plural noun
laws governing the hunting and preservation of game
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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