CURFEW

CURFEW

curfew (k[schwa]r-fyoo).

1. Hist. A law requiring that all fires be extinguished at a certain time in the evening, usu. announced by the ringing of a bell.

2. A regulation that forbids people (or certain classes of them, such as minors) from being outdoors or in vehicles during specified hours. [Cases: Infants 13. C.J.S. Infants ¡ì¡ì 5, 92¨C93, 95¨C98.]


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