work of necessity


work of necessity
Work coming within an exception to a Sunday observance law as required under an emergency which will not reasonably admit of delay or in satisfaction of a need so pressing in its nature as to rescue the act performed from the imputation of a wilful desecration of a day made sacred for certain purposes in morals as well as in law. Work needful and desirable, even though not physically and absolutely necessary. 50 Am J1st Sun & H § 16.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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