a book containing the laws enacted by the legislature of a state or nation.
(mainly Brit) a register of enactments passed by the legislative body of a state, usually made up of a series of volumes that form a complete official record: not on the statute book
noun 1. statutory law. noun 1. a law enacted by a legislative body 2. a particular example of this
noun 1. mile (def 1). statute mile noun 1. a legal or formal name for mile (sense 1) statute mile (stāch’t) See mile.
noun, Law. 1. a statute defining the period within which legal action may be taken. statute of limitations noun 1. a legislative enactment prescribing the period of time within which proceedings must be instituted to enforce a right or bring an action at law See also laches statute of limitations definition Any law that places […]
- Statute of westminster
noun 1. the act of Parliament (1931) that formally recognized the independence of the dominions within the Empire