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statute (plural statutes)
- Written law, as laid down by the legislature.
- (law) (Common law) Legislated rule of society which has been given the force of law by those it governs.
legislated rule of society which has been given the force of law
written 'law' as laid down by the legislature
- statute in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- statute in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- statute in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers