Black Code

[ blak-kohd ]

nounU.S. History.
  1. (in the ex-Confederate states) any code of law that defined and especially limited the rights of formerly enslaved African Americans in the period immediately following the Civil War.

Origin of Black Code

First recorded in 1745–50

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