Meaning of Sugar Act

Sug'ar Act"

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— Amer. Hist. Amer. Hist.
  1. a law passed by the British Parliament in 1764 raising duties on foreign refined sugar imported by the colonies so as to give British sugar growers in the West Indies a monopoly on the colonial market. Cf.
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