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statute British & World English

A written law passed by a legislative body

statute English Thesaurus

the statute in question gave rise to an action for damages

statute New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

written law passed by a legislative body

statute law British & World English

The body of principles and rules of law laid down in statutes

statute book British & World English

A book in which laws are written

statute-barred British & World English

(Especially of a debt claim) no longer legally enforceable owing to a prescribed period of limitation having lapsed

statute of limitations British & World English

A statute prescribing a period of limitation for the bringing of actions of certain kinds

Westminster, Statute of British & World English

A statute of 1931 recognizing the equality of status of the dominions as autonomous communities within the British Empire, and giving their legislatures independence from British control

the statute book in statute book British & World English

A nation’s laws regarded collectively

mile British & World English

A unit of linear measure equal to 1,760 yards (approximately 1.609 kilometres)

statute mile in mile British & World English

A unit of linear measure equal to 1,760 yards (approximately 1.609 kilometres)


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