statute

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English statut, from Old French statut, from Late Latin statutum (a statute), neuter singular of Latin statutus, past participle of statuō (I set up, establish).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈstætʃuːt/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

statute (countable and uncountable, plural statutes)

  1. Written law, as laid down by the legislature.

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Participle[edit]

statūte

  1. vocative masculine singular of statūtus

References[edit]

  • statute in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers