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pass law, noun phrase

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Also with initial capitals.
historical
Usually in the plural : A body of laws controlling the movement and residence rights of black people, differing from one period to the next, but particularly during the apartheid era implemented by endorsements in identity documents (the carrying of which was compulsory), and enforced by the imposition of fines and prison-sentences. Also attributive, and combination pass law system, these laws collectively, and the way in which they were implemented; see also pass system (pass sense 4).
1828 [see Philip quot. at pass sense 1].
1992 [see colour bar].
A body of laws controlling the movement and residence rights of black people, differing from one period to the next, but particularly during the apartheid era implemented by endorsements in identity documents (the carrying of which was compulsory), and enforced by the imposition of fines and prison-sentences. Also attributive, and combinationpass law system, these laws collectively, and the way in which they were implemented;

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