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black code, Jim Crow Law
1. A code of law that defined and, especially, limited the rights of former slaves after the Civil War in the United States.
2. Statutes passed by pro-slavery, Southern states of the U.S.A. before and after the Civil War, which were meant to limit the civil rights of slaves or freed slaves.

All black codes were eventually repealed.

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