Poyning's law

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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.

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Though not a substantive intellectual problem, for example, it is symptomatic of Higgins' rather perfunctory engagement with the specific constitutional grievances of the patriots that the apostrophe in Poynings' Law is consistently misplaced.
The only rough historical parallel was Poynings' Law dating from 1494 under which the Parliament of Ireland sought permission to make laws from the English Parliament.
Poynings' law and the making of law in Ireland 1660-1800.