Poyning's law

POYNING'S LAW, Eng. law. The name usually given to an act which was passed by a parliament holden in Ireland in the tenth of Henry the Seventh; it enacts that all statutes made in the realm of England before that time should be in force and put in use in the realm of Ireland. Irish Stat. 10 H. VII. c. 22; Co. Litt. 141 b; Harg. n. 3.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Methodized and digested alphabetically, under apt and proper heads and titles: Together with an abridgment of such English statutes now in force to this present time, as have been enacted and made since Sir Edward Poyning's law, relating to the Kingdom of Ireland.
Under the provisions of Poyning's Law, a bill was passed which made the maiming of horses, cows, and sheep a felony from 29 September 1710.