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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.
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Enacting a federal maritime wrongful death statute for use in U.
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The resolution of this question centers in part on the language and intent of each state's wrongful death statute.
173) The Supreme Court of Louisiana decided that, although a fetus was a (174) it was not a person under the Louisiana wrongful death statute, person for purposes of a survival action, (175) even though the two claims are closely intertwined.
The defendants argued that in all actions brought under the wrongful death statute, the limitations period will be governed by the provision applicable to the liability theory of the underlying wrongful act.
The other was a wrongful death statute that involved the question of Fourteenth Amendment personhood of the unborn child.
Such an obstacle, the opinion noted, was at odds with the purpose behind the wrongful death statute, which is "to provide compensation for the loss .
The court held that since the plaintiffs claims had their basis in medical malpractice, the court was compelled to look to the statute of limitations under the Medical Malpractice Act rather than the Child Wrongful Death Statute.
For example, in Alabama, only punitive damages are available in cases brought under the state's wrongful death statute.