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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 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

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)

the statute book in statute book British & World English

A nation’s laws regarded collectively


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