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statute US English

A written law passed by a legislative body

statute US Thesaurus

she built her case around an all but forgotten statute

statute New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

written law passed by a legislative body

statute law US English

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

statute book US English

A book in which laws are written

statute-barred US English

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

statute of limitations US English

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

Westminster, Statute of US 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 US English

A unit of linear measure equal to 5,280 feet, or 1,760 yards (approximately 1.609 kilometers)


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