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Definition of Statute

Statute

  1. An act of the legislature of a state or country, declaring, commanding, or prohibiting something; a positive law; the written will of the legislature expressed with all the requisite forms of legislation; -- used in distinction fraom common law. See Common law, under Common, a.
  2. An act of a corporation or of its founder, intended as a permanent rule or law; as, the statutes of a university.
  3. An assemblage of farming servants (held possibly by statute) for the purpose of being hired; -- called also statute fair.

Statute Translations

statute in Dutch is statuut
statute in French is statut
statute in German is Satzung
statute in Spanish is estatuto
statute in Swedish is lag, stadga

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