HyperDic: statute

English > 2 senses of the word statute:
NOUNcommunicationstatute, legislative actan act passed by a legislative body
ADJECTIVEallstatute, codifiedenacted by a legislative body
statute > pronunciation
Soundsstae'chuwt
Rhymesabsolute ... uproot: 83 rhymes with uwt...
English > statute: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningenacted by a legislative body.
Example"statute law"
Synonymcodified
Broaderwrittensystematically collected and written down
Spanishcodificado
English > statute: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn act passed by a legislative body.
Synonymlegislative act
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
PartsriderA clause that is appended to a legislative bill
NarrowerForeign Intelligence Surveillance Act, FISAAn act passed by Congress in 1978 to establish procedures for requesting judicial authorization for foreign / foreign intelligence surveillance and to create the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
Stamp ActAn act passed by the British Parliament in 1756 that raised revenue from the American Colonies by a duty in the form of a stamp required on all newspapers and legal or commercial documents
enabling act, enabling clauseA provision in a law that confers on appropriate officials the power to implement or enforce the law
fair-trade actformerly a state law that protected manufacturers / manufacturers from price-cutting by allowing them to set minimum retail prices for their merchandise
ordinanceA statute enacted by a city government
special actA legislative act that applies only to a particular person or particular district
Broaderact, enactmentA legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
Spanishestatut, estatuto, ley
Catalanestatut, legislació, llei
Adjectivesstatutoryrelating to or created by statutes

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