Statute

  • 1 statute — stat·ute / sta chüt/ n [Latin statutum law, regulation, from neuter of statutus, past participle of statuere to set up, station, from status position, state] 1: a law enacted by the legislative branch of a government see also code, statutory law …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Statute — Stat ute ( [ u]t), n. [F. statut, LL. statutum, from L. statutus, p. p. of statuere to set, station, ordain, fr. status position, station, fr. stare, statum, to stand. See {Stand}, and cf. {Constitute}, {Destitute}.] 1. An act of the legislature… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 statute — stat‧ute [ˈstætʆuːt] noun [countable, uncountable] LAW 1. a law passed by a parliament, council etc and formally written down: • He never violated any criminal statutes. • Protection for the consumer is laid down by statute. 2. the s …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 statute — A legislative enactment. The bankruptcy code is a statute. (Bernstein s Dictionary of Bankruptcy Terminology) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012. statute A legislative enactment. The bankruptcy code is a statute …

    Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • 5 Statute — (engl., spr. Statjuht), die Parlamentsacte, das Landesgesetz. Statutes at law (spr. Statjuhts at laoh), in England u. den Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika die officielle Sammlung der Landesgesetze (der schriftlichen Parlaments [resp. Congreß ] …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 6 Statute —   [ stætjuːt, englisch] das, / s, ursprünglich vom englischen König kraft Prärogative »gesetztes« Recht (spätlateinisch »statutum«), heute im angloamerikanischen Recht das (verfassungsmäßig) durch eine legislative Körperschaft verabschiedete… …

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  • 7 statute — late 13c., from O.Fr. statut, from L.L. statutum a law, decree, noun use of neuter pp. of L. statuere enact, establish, from status condition, position, from stare to stand from PIE root *sta to stand (see STET (Cf. stet)). Statutory …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 statute — 1 ordinance, regulation, *law, rule, precept, canon 2 *bill, act, law …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 statute — [n] rule, law act, assize, bill, canon, decree, decretum, edict, enactment, measure, ordinance, precept, regulation; concept 318 …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 statute — ► NOUN 1) a written law passed by a legislative body. 2) a rule of an organization or institution. ORIGIN Latin statutum thing set up …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 statute — [stach′o͞ot] n. [ME < OFr statut < LL statutum, neut. of L statutus, pp. of statuere: see STATUE] 1. an established rule; formal regulation 2. a) a law passed by a legislative body and set forth in a formal document b) such a document SYN.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 statute — A formal written enactment of a legislative body, whether federal, state, city, or county. An act of the legislature declaring, commanding, or prohibiting something; a particular law enacted and established by the will of the legislative… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 13 statute — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ legal ▪ federal, parliamentary, state ▪ criminal VERB + STATUTE ▪ enact …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 Statute — A statute is a formal written enactment of a legislative authority that governs a country, state, city, or county. cite book last = Black first = Henry Campbell title = Black s Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition publisher = West Publishing date = 1990 …

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  • 15 statute — n. 1 a written law passed by a legislative body, e.g. an Act of Parliament. 2 a rule of a corporation, founder, etc., intended to be permanent (against the University Statutes). 3 divine law (kept thy statutes). Phrases and idioms: statute barred …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 16 statute */ — UK [ˈstætʃuːt] / US [ˈstætʃut] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms statute : singular statute plural statutes a) a law passed by a government and formally written down The statute was passed as an emergency measure to deal with the strike. by …

    English dictionary

  • 17 statute — stat|ute [ stætʃut ] noun count or uncount * a law passed by a government and formally written down: The statute was passed as an emergency measure to deal with the strike. by statute: The government is required by statute to consult local… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 statute — /stach ooht, oot/, n. 1. Law. a. an enactment made by a legislature and expressed in a formal document. b. the document in which such an enactment is expressed. 2. Internat. Law. an instrument annexed or subsidiary to an international agreement,… …

    Universalium

  • 19 statute — [[t]stæ̱tʃuːt[/t]] statutes N VAR A statute is a rule or law which has been made by a government or other organization and formally written down. The new statute covers the care for, bringing up and protection of children... The independence of… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 statute — n. a penal statute * * * [ stætʃuːt] a penal statute …

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