Gavin Newsom, California’s governor, signed legislation which cuts 2.7m of the state’s schoolchildren some slack, setting a limit on starting times of half past eight for high-schoolers and eight o’clock for middle schoolers, in the hope that pupils will benefit from the extra time in bed.
How does one understand the meaning of "of" here?
Is it similar to the usage in "fear of dark" which dictionary explains as "introducing the object of the action expressed by the preceding"?
9 used after nouns formed from verbs. The noun after ‘of’ can be either the object or the subject of the action.
the arrival of the police (= they arrive)
criticism of the police (= they are criticized)
fear of the dark
the howling of the wind