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Black Code

[ blak-kohd ]
/ ˈblæk ˈkoʊd /
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noun U.S. History.

(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.

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Origin of Black Code

First recorded in 1745–50
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