statute (plural statutes)
- Written law, as laid down by the legislature.
- (law) (Common law) Legislated rule of society which has been given the force of law by those it governs.
legislated rule of society which has been given the force of law
written 'law' as laid down by the legislature
- Noah Webster (1913), “statute”, in Noah Porter, editor, Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam Company
- “statute”, in The Century Dictionary, New York: The Century Co., 1911