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a law enacted by the legislative branch of a government: The maximum allowable speed was established by statute.
1. A law enacted by a legislature.
2. A decree or edict, as of a ruler.
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)
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]
A law that is passed by a legislature.
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|Noun||1.||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
|Adj.||1.||statute - enacted by a legislative body; "statute law"; "codified written laws"|
written - systematically collected and written down; "written laws"
n → Gesetz nt; (of organization) → Satzung f, → Statut nt; by statute → gesetzlich, statutarisch, satzungsgemäß
adj (US Jur) → verjährt
a written law of a country. statuut قانون закон estatuto zákon das Gesetz lov νόμος seadus قانون asetus loiחוק लिखित संविधान statut, pisani zakon törvény undang-undang (lands)lög statuto, legge 法令 법령, 법규 rašytinis įstatymas, statutas statūti; valsts likums undang-undang statuutlovustawa estatuto lege статут zákon statut statut lag, författning พระราชบัญญัติ; กฎหมายที่ได้ผ่านรัฐสภาแล้ว yasa, kanun 法令，法規，成文法 статут; закон کسی ملک کا تحریری قانون đạo luật 法令，法规，成文法