statute

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From Middle English status, from Old French statut, from Late Latin statutum (a statute), neuter singular of Latin statutus, past participle of statuō (I set up, establish).

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statute (plural statutes)

  1. Written law, as laid down by the legislature.
  2. (law) (Common law) Legislated rule of society which has been given the force of law by those it governs.

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statūte

  1. vocative masculine singular of statūtus
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