noun[mass noun] Law
- Law which is enacted under delegated powers, such as statutory instruments.More example sentences
- Apart from influencing the construction of a statute or subordinate legislation, an international convention may play a part in the development by the courts of the common law.
- In choosing between these submissions we must first remind ourselves of the relevant provisions of statute and subordinate legislation.
- In reading the objectives, instructions and guidance the court is not construing a statute, or even subordinate legislation.