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game law

  1. a law enacted for the preservation of game, as by restricting the number and kinds of game that may be taken and by designating periods of the year when specified game may be taken.
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Origin of game law

First recorded in 1705–15
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Historical Examples

  • But it seems we are not yet done with the game-law agitation.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 66, No 405, July 1849


  • The settling of new lands has driven them into closer quarters, and the game-law does much good.