game law

game law
noun
a regulation intended to manage or preserve game animals
Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence
Hypernyms: ↑regulation, ↑ordinance

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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.
[1705-15]

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game law,
1. a law to protect wild animals, birds, and fish by restricting hunting and fishing to certain seasons and by limiting the size and number of animals, birds, and fish that can be killed or caught.
2. a law that allows only certain persons to fish and shoot certain kinds of game.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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