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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Poyning’s Law
 
or Statute of Drogheda (pron. Dro’he-dah). An Act of Parliament made in Ireland in 1495 (10 Henry VII., chap. 22), declaring all general statutes hitherto made in England to be in force in Ireland also. It received its name from Sir Edward Poyning, Lieutenant of Ireland at the time.   1
 


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