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Corn Law

noun English History.
  1. any of the laws regulating domestic and foreign trading of grain, the last of which was repealed in 1846.
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British Dictionary definitions for corn laws

Corn Laws

pl n
  1. the laws introduced in Britain in 1804 to protect domestic farmers against foreign competition by the imposition of a heavy duty on foreign corn: repealed in 1846See also Anti-Corn Law League
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