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

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15
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blue-sky law

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