statute

  

Definition

Formally drafted and written law adopted by both chambers or houses of a legislature. Statutes are enacted usually by voting following an open discussion, and signed thereafter by the head of State and included in the country's statute book. Also called act of parliament, or just act.

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  • At this official meeting of the Get Rid of Slimy Girls Club, we are drawing up a statute of punishments to be enacted against members who associate in a friendly manner with slimy girls.

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  • The motorist didn't believe he had broken any laws, and asked the police officer for the number of the statute he had supposedly violated.

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  • The new statute restricting the size of political contributions was signed in to law after the politician was found to be receiving large sums of questionable funding.

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