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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.