GRE Word List

CURFEW

regulation requiring all people to leave the streets at stated times; signal (as a bell) announcing the hour of a curfew

The meaning of the word curfew is regulation requiring all people to leave the streets at stated times; signal (as a bell) announcing the hour of a curfew.

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