statute

Part of speech: noun

A legislative enactment; law.

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Usage examples "statute":

  1. The laws remained on the statute books only to be constantly disregarded. - "The South American Republics Part I of II", Thomas C. Dawson.
  2. Let us grant that; I may have been mistaken, wrong, if you like; but my fault was not 'open immorality, ' as specified in the Statute. - "Gulmore, The Boss", Frank Harris.
  3. Other writers had seen that there could be something elemental and eternal in a song or statute, he alone saw that there could be something elemental and eternal in a joke. - "Varied Types", G. K. Chesterton.