Definition of statutory instrument in English:

statutory instrument

Syllabification: stat·u·to·ry 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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