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statute

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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statutestat‧ute /ˈstætʃuːt/ ●○○ noun [countable]  1 SCLLAWa law passed by a parliament, council etc and formally written down Protection for the consumer is laid down by statute (=established by law).see thesaurus at rule2 RULE/REGULATIONa formal rule of an institution or organization College statutes forbid drinking on campus.
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statuteMost work at uninspiring tasks, pore over old court decisions and statute books, and draft memos for their higher-ups.The Foreign Compensation Commission was empowered by statute to deal with claims to compensation under agreements with foreign governments.Unfortunately his lawyer could find no statute or point of law preventing his client's imprisonment.Whether it is so or not is a question of construction of the particular statute concerned.In New Mexico, a state statute permits one minute of silent prayer at the beginning of school.Indeed, the Texas statute struck down today was, as the majority notes, first enacted in 1857...But the death penalty is kept off the statute books by the one unanswerable and non-politically partisan argument against it.These guidelines are included in the official comments on the statutes and list a number of specific exceptions for teachers.The statute confines itself to prohibiting the carriage of certain goods in interstate or foreign commerce.This statute originated the office of administrator.university statuteslaid down by statuteSubject to limited minimum rights laid down by statute, which are explained below, there is often plenty of scope for negotiation.The real estate descended to the heir in accordance with rules laid down by statutes of 1833 and 1859.
From Longman Business Dictionarystatutestat‧ute /ˈstætʃuːt/ noun [countable, uncountable]LAW1a law passed by a parliament, council etc and formally written downHe never violated any criminal statutes.Protection for the consumer is laid down by statute.2the statute book a real or imaginary written collection of the laws in existenceThe government would like to see this new law on the statute book as soon as possible.
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