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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 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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