LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
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a) meaning #1
I think "dry law" is turning into an accepted expression when talking about Brazilian traffic laws, at least in this especial case it is acceptable even internationally.
Obviously, in not comtemporary times we are supposed to think of the dry laws enforced in Russia circa 1914 and in the US mainly in the period 1919-33. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prohibition_in_the_United_States.
Some time ago, they tried to pass a law in wich any person that owned a drinking store by a freeway, interstate road etc, would be fined, and jailed.
Ah, his store would be shut from then on, for good. No licence to that kind
Many conscientous people are not selling, with or without law, but the
other ones...I don´t know for sure!
b) meaning # 2
Dry laws may vary from state to state. Even within a single state, dry laws may vary by county or jurisdiction. Some counties may prohibit alcohol sales at night time, while some may restrict sales only on Sundays until noontime.
Dram shop owners and business owners who violate dry laws can also face legal penalties. These may also include fines and jail time. Also, the person’s business license or liquor license may be temporarily or permanently revoked.
In Brazil in election times there´s such a banning of alcohol until the end of the election, meaning until 05:00 PM or so.
Any citizen caught drunk will face the music in jail, at least the "normal" ones.
There´s no register of a business owner having being jailed for selling it, at least not that I know of.
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