an enactment made by a legislature and expressed in a formal document.
the document in which such an enactment is expressed.
International Law. an instrument annexed or subsidiary to an international agreement, as a treaty.
a permanent rule established by an organization, corporation, etc., to govern its internal affairs.
an enactment of a legislative body expressed in a formal document
a permanent rule made by a body or institution for the government of its internal affairs
noun 1. a book containing the laws enacted by the legislature of a state or nation. statute book noun 1. (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 […]