a law enacted by a legislative body
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
adjective 1. of, relating to, or of the nature of a statute. 2. prescribed or authorized by statute. 3. conforming to statute. 4. (of an offense) recognized by statute; legally punishable. adjective 1. of, relating to, or having the nature of a statute 2. prescribed or authorized by statute 3. (of an offence) recognized by […]