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(index as)


  • Hyphenation: a‧se‧tus
  • IPA(key): /ˈɑsetus/

Etymology 1[edit]

asettaa +‎ -us



  1. (law) decree; executive order (regulation that is subordinate to legislative statutes, specifies them or lays down how they are actually implemented)
    Suomessa hallitus voi antaa asetuksia itsenäisesti, mutta lait tulevat voimaan vain eduskunnan enemmistön tuella.
    In Finland the Government can pass decrees independently, but acts take effect only with the support of the majority of the Parliament.
    Muutamia presidentti Obaman ja Trumpin antamia asetuksia on pidetty perustuslain vastaisina.
    A few executive orders issued by Presidents Obama and Trump have been considered unconstitutional.
  2. (European Union law) regulation (self-effecting legislative act, which requires no further intervention by the Member States to become law)
  3. setting, (pl.) configuration (especially of a computer program)
Usage notes[edit]
  • (decree; executive order): In Finnish legislation, asetus is a legal statute inferior to laki and it may be issued by the Government, the President of the Republic, or an individual ministry of Finland. Officially, the term "decree" is used as the sole translation of asetus into English, regardless of the issuing body. As an asetus functions as an instrument that specifies the terminology of a laki or the implementation thereof, and is enforceable only if it is in accordance therewith, it is analogically used as a translation of executive order issued by a US President.
Inflection of asetus (Kotus type 39/vastaus, no gradation)
nominative asetus asetukset
genitive asetuksen asetusten
partitive asetusta asetuksia
illative asetukseen asetuksiin
singular plural
nominative asetus asetukset
accusative nom. asetus asetukset
gen. asetuksen
genitive asetuksen asetusten
partitive asetusta asetuksia
inessive asetuksessa asetuksissa
elative asetuksesta asetuksista
illative asetukseen asetuksiin
adessive asetuksella asetuksilla
ablative asetukselta asetuksilta
allative asetukselle asetuksille
essive asetuksena asetuksina
translative asetukseksi asetuksiksi
instructive asetuksin
abessive asetuksetta asetuksitta
comitative asetuksineen

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Etymology 2[edit]



  1. Second-person singular imperative present form of asettua + the suffix -s.