Definition of Statute:
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 countrys statute book. Also called act of parliament, or just act.
A written law passed by a legislative body.
Synonyms of Statute
Law, Regulation, Enactment, Act, Bill, Decree, Edict, Rule, Ruling, Resolution, Promulgation, Measure, Motion, Dictum, Command, Order, Stipulation, Commandment, Directive, Pronouncement, Ratification, Proclamation, Dictate, Diktat, Fiat, Covenant, Demand, By-law, Eighteenth Amendment, Prohibition Party, Volstead Act, Act, Assize, Ban, Bill, Bylaw, Canon, Contraband, Decree, Decretum, Denial, Dictate, Dictation, Disallowance, Edict, Embargo, Enactment, Exclusion, Forbiddance, Forbidden fruit, Forbidding, Form, Formality, Formula, Formulary, Index, Index expurgatorius, Index librorum prohibitorum, Inhibition, Injunction, Institution, Interdict, Interdiction, Interdictum, Jus, Law, Legislation, Lex, Measure, No-no, Ordinance, Ordonnance, Precept, Preclusion, Prescript, Prescription, Prevention, Prohibition, Prohibitory injunction, Proscription, Refusal, Regulation, Rejection, Repression, Restrictive covenants, Rubric, Rule, Ruling, Ruling out, Standing order, Sumptuary laws, Suppression, Taboo, Zoning, Zoning laws
How to use Statute in a sentence?
- 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.
- The motorist didnt believe he had broken any laws, and asked the police officer for the number of the statute he had supposedly violated.
- Violation of the hate crimes statute.
- 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.
Meaning of Statute & Statute Definition