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stat·ute

 (stăch′o͞ot)
n.
1. A law enacted by a legislature.
2. A decree or edict, as of a ruler.

[Middle English, from Old French estatut, from Late Latin statūtum, from neuter of Latin statūtus, past participle of statuere, to set up, from status, position; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

statute

(ˈstætjuːt)
n
1. (Law)
a. an enactment of a legislative body expressed in a formal document
b. this document
2. (Law) a permanent rule made by a body or institution for the government of its internal affairs
[C13: from Old French estatut, from Late Latin statūtum, from Latin statuere to set up, decree, ultimately from stāre to stand]

stat•ute

(ˈstætʃ ut, -ʊt)

n.
1.
a. a formal enactment by a legislature.
b. a document setting forth such an enactment.
2. an instrument annexed to an international agreement, as a treaty.
3. a permanent rule established by an organization, corporation, etc., to govern its internal affairs.
[1250–1300; Middle English statut < Old French estatut < Late Latin statūtum, n. use of neuter of Latin statūtus, past participle of statuere to make stand, set up, derivative of status status]

statute

A law that is passed by a legislature.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.statute - an act passed by a legislative body
rider - a clause that is appended to a legislative bill
act, enactment - a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
fair-trade act - formerly a state law that protected manufacturers from price-cutting by allowing them to set minimum retail prices for their merchandise; eliminated by the United States Congress in 1975
Stamp Act - an act passed by the British Parliament in 1756 that raised revenue from the American Colonies by a duty in the form of a stamp required on all newspapers and legal or commercial documents; opposition by the Colonies resulted in the repeal of the act in 1766
enabling act, enabling clause - a provision in a law that confers on appropriate officials the power to implement or enforce the law
FISA, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act - an act passed by Congress in 1978 to establish procedures for requesting judicial authorization for foreign intelligence surveillance and to create the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court; intended to increase United States counterintelligence; separate from ordinary law enforcement surveillance
ordinance - a statute enacted by a city government
special act - a legislative act that applies only to a particular person or particular district
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Adj.1.statute - enacted by a legislative body; "statute law"; "codified written laws"
written - systematically collected and written down; "written laws"

statute

noun law, act, rule, regulation, decree, ordinance, enactment, edict a new statute to take in both pay and discrimination laws

statute

noun
The formal product of a legislative or judicial body:
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statute

[ˈstætjuːt]
A. Nley f, estatuto m
by statutesegún la ley, de acuerdo con la ley
B. CPD statute book N (esp Brit) → código m de leyes
in or on the statute booken el código de leyes
statute law Nderecho m escrito

statute

[ˈstætʃuːt]
n (= law) → loi f statutes
npl [organization, institution] → statuts mplstatute book n (British)code mstatute of limitations n (US)délai m de prescription

statute

nGesetz nt; (of organization)Satzung f, → Statut nt; by statutegesetzlich, statutarisch, satzungsgemäß

statute

:
statute-barred
adj (US Jur) → verjährt
statute book
n (esp Brit) → Gesetzbuch nt; to put something on the statuteetw zum Gesetz machen or erheben; to be on the statutegeltendes Recht sein
statute law
nGesetzesrecht nt, → Statute Law nt
statute mile

statute

[ˈstætjuːt] n (law) → legge f, statuto

statute

(ˈstӕtjuːt) noun
a written law of a country.
References in classic literature ?
We are superstitious, and esteem the statute somewhat: so much life as it has in the character of living men is its force.
Nevertheless, by a higher law, the property will, year after year, write every statute that respects property.
Whereas, by a statute made in the reign of his imperial majesty Calin Deffar Plune, it is enacted, that, whoever shall make water within the precincts of the royal palace, shall be liable to the pains and penalties of high-treason; notwithstanding, the said Quinbus Flestrin, in open breach of the said law, under colour of extinguishing the fire kindled in the apartment of his majesty's most dear imperial consort, did maliciously, traitorously, and devilishly, by discharge of his urine, put out the said fire kindled in the said apartment, lying and being within the precincts of the said royal palace, against the statute in that case provided, etc.
The Vale "veasts" were not the common statute feasts, but much more ancient business.
I haven't been at one these twenty years, but I have been at the statute fairs in some west-country towns, where servants are hired, and greater abominations cannot be found.
They cannot be, sir, if they require a new statute to legalise them.
The precise extent of the common law, and the statute law, the maritime law, the ecclesiastical law, the law of corporations, and other local laws and customs, remains still to be clearly and finally established in Great Britain, where accuracy in such subjects has been more industriously pursued than in any other part of the world.
They were Agnes la Herme, Jehanne de la Tarme, Henriette la Gaultière, Gauchère la Violette, all four widows, all four dames of the Chapel Etienne Haudry, who had quitted their house with the permission of their mistress, and in conformity with the statutes of Pierre d'Ailly, in order to come and hear the sermon.
However, if these good Haudriettes were, for the moment, complying with the statutes of Pierre d'Ailly, they certainly violated with joy those of Michel de Brache, and the Cardinal of Pisa, which so inhumanly enjoined silence upon them.
He managed to follow only the last words of the statutes and these remained in his mind.
They are forbidden by our statutes to take one bird by means of another, to shoot beasts with bow or arblast, to halloo to a hunting-horn, or to spur the horse after game.
I look round at our buildings, our statues, our pictures, our newspapers, our domestic interiors, our books, our vehicles, our morals, our manners, our statutes, and our religion, and I see his hand everywhere, for they were all made or modified to please him.