bylaw

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Alteration of byrlaw, but popularly interpreted as by- (town) +‎ law (though, to be fair, this isn't exactly false, as -by is a derivative of Old Norse býr). Compare Danish bylov (municipal law).

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bylaw (plural bylaws)

  1. A local custom or law of a settlement or district.
  2. A rule made by a local authority to regulate its own affairs.
  3. A law or rule governing the internal affairs of an organization (e.g., corporation or business).

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