blue-sky law


noun

a law regulating the sale of securities, real estate, etc., especially such a law designed to prevent the promotion of fraudulent stocks.

Nearby words

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  2. blue-ringed octopus,
  3. blue-rinse,
  4. blue-singlet,
  5. blue-sky,
  6. blue-sky thinking,
  7. blue-tongued lizard,
  8. blue-water,
  9. blue-winged teal,
  10. blueback salmon

Origin of blue-sky law

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15

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British Dictionary definitions for blue-sky law

blue-sky law

noun

US a state law regulating the trading of securities: intended to protect investors from fraud
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