Definition of statutory instrument in English:

statutory instrument

Line breaks: statu|tory in¦stru|ment

noun

Law
A government or executive order of subordinate legislation.
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  • The scheme would operate by means of a parent statute with statutory instruments applying the general provisions of the statute to particular dangerous things and activities set out in a list.
  • The statute is not to be construed by reference to the statutory instrument made under it.
  • The Rules, which govern the procedure of the Tribunal, are contained in a statutory instrument made pursuant to the power contained in section 46 of the Act.

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