§ 1 Common day of rest; designation; citation
§ 2 Sports, games and entertainment on Sunday; presence at or engagement in certain unlicensed activities for which charge is made; penalty
§ 3 Sports, games and entertainment on Sunday; offering to view or promoting certain unlicensed activities; penalties
§ 4 Sports, games and entertainment on Sunday; license; application; issuance; fee; revocation, etc.; application of section
§ 5 Business, trade, labor or work on Sunday; conducting business on Sunday; penalty
§ 6 Business, trade, labor or work on Sunday; limitation of operation of Sec. 5
§ 7 Permit for performance of necessary work or labor on Sunday; fees
§ 7A Business, trade, labor or work on Sunday; appeal from denial of work permit
§ 8 Business, trade, labor or work on Sunday; service or execution of process
§ 9 Business, trade, labor or work on Sunday; prosecution for violations; limitation period
§ 10 Business, trade, labor or work on Sunday; equitable relief; jurisdiction of superior court
§ 11 Business, trade, labor or work on Sunday; tort actions; defenses
§ 12 Legal holidays; public offices; closing
§ 13 Legal holidays; application of Secs. 5 to 11; exceptions
§ 14 Legal holidays; sporting events; laundry; transport of goods; tourist trade; licensing certain events; fees
§ 15 Legal holidays; permit for performance of necessary work or labor; fees
§ 16 Retail stores and shops; Sunday and holiday opening

Terms Used In Massachusetts General Laws > Chapter 136

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.