blue-sky law
noun Date: 1912 a law providing for the regulation of the sale of securities (as stock)

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  • blue-sky law — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: blue sky (I) : a law providing for the regulation and supervision of the sale of stocks, bonds, or other securities * * * a law regulating the sale of securities, real estate, etc., esp. such a law designed to prevent… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • blue sky law — noun In the United States, a law that regulates the offering and sale of securities to protect the public from fraud, requiring the registration of all securities offerings and sales, as well as of stock brokers and brokerage firms …   Wiktionary

  • blue sky law — n. law that regulates the sale of securities (as stock) …   English contemporary dictionary

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