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Corn Laws, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishCorn Laws, thethe Corn LawsˈCorn ˌLaws, the 🔊 🔊 laws in Britain in the 19th century controlling the price of foreign corn, and making it more expensive than corn produced in Britain. This protected British farmers from competition, but hurt the ordinary people, and after much protest, the laws were changed in 1846.
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