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Topic: LAW

Date: 1200-1300
Origin: Probably from an unrecorded Old Norse bylög, from byr 'town' + lög 'law'

bylaw

noun
     
by‧law [countable]
1SCL a law made by a local government that people in that area must obey
2 American EnglishBB a rule made by an organization to control the people who belong to it
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