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Definition of statute
StatuteStatute Stat"ute, n. [F. statut, LL. statutum, from L.
statutus, p. p. of statuere to set, station, ordain, fr.
status position, station, fr. stare, statum, to stand. See
Stand, and cf. Constitute, Destitute.]
1. An act of the legislature of a state or country,
declaring, commanding, or prohibiting something; a
positive law; the written will of the legislature
expressed with all the requisite forms of legislation; --
used in distinction fraom common law. See Common law,
under Common, a. --Bouvier.
Note: Statute is commonly applied to the acts of a
legislative body consisting of representatives. In
monarchies, legislature laws of the sovereign are
called edicts, decrees, ordinances, rescripts, etc. In
works on international law and in the Roman law, the
term is used as embracing all laws imposed by competent
authority. Statutes in this sense are divided into
statutes real, statutes personal, and statutes mixed;
statutes real applying to immovables; statutes personal
to movables; and statutes mixed to both classes of
2. An act of a corporation or of its founder, intended as a
permanent rule or law; as, the statutes of a university.
3. An assemblage of farming servants (held possibly by
statute) for the purpose of being hired; -- called also
statute fair. [Eng.] Cf. 3d Mop, 2. --Halliwell.
Statute book, a record of laws or legislative acts.
Statute cap, a kind of woolen cap; -- so called because
enjoined to be worn by a statute, dated in 1571, in behalf
of the trade of cappers. [Obs.] --Halliwell.
Statute fair. See Statute, n., 3, above.
Statute labor, a definite amount of labor required for the
public service in making roads, bridges, etc., as in
certain English colonies.
Statute merchant (Eng. Law), a bond of record pursuant to
the stat. 13 Edw. I., acknowledged in form prescribed, on
which, if not paid at the day, an execution might be
awarded against the body, lands, and goods of the debtor,
and the obligee might hold the lands until out of the
rents and profits of them the debt was satisfied; --
called also a pocket judgment. It is now fallen into
disuse. --Tomlins. --Bouvier.
Statute mile. See under Mile.
Statute of limitations (Law), a statute assigned a certain
time, after which rights can not be enforced by action.
Statute staple, a bond of record acknowledged before the
mayor of the staple, by virtue of which the creditor may,
on nonpayment, forthwith have execution against the body,
lands, and goods of the debtor, as in the statute
merchant. It is now disused. --Blackstone.
Syn: Act; regulation; edict; decree. See Law. statute 3. Not invested with, or engaged in, public office or
employment; as, a private citizen; private life. --Shak.
A private person may arrest a felon. --Blackstone.
4. Not publicly known; not open; secret; as, a private
negotiation; a private understanding.
5. Having secret or private knowledge; privy. [Obs.]
Private act or statute, a statute exclusively for the
settlement of private and personal interests, of which
courts do not take judicial notice; -- opposed to a
general law, which operates on the whole community statutePublic Pub"lic, a. [L. publicus, poblicus, fr. populus people:
cf. F. public. See People.]
1. Of or pertaining to the people; belonging to the people;
relating to, or affecting, a nation, state, or community;
-- opposed to private; as, the public treasury.
To the public good Private respects must yield.
He [Alexander Hamilton] touched the dead corpse of
the public credit, and it sprung upon its feet. --D.
2. Open to the knowledge or view of all; general; common;
notorious; as, public report; public scandal.
Joseph, . . . not willing to make her a public
example, was minded to put her away privily. --Matt.
3. Open to common or general use; as, a public road; a public
house. ``The public street.' --Shak.
Public act or statute (Law), an act or statute affecting
matters of public concern. Of such statutes the courts
take judicial notice.
Public credit. See under Credit.
Public funds. See Fund, 3.
Public house, an inn, or house of entertainment.
(a) See International law, under International.
(b) A public act or statute.
Public nuisance. (Law) See under Nuisance.
Public orator. (Eng. Universities) See Orator, 3.
Public stores, military and naval stores, equipments, etc.
Public works, all fixed works built by civil engineers for
public use, as railways, docks, canals, etc.; but
strictly, military and civil engineering works constructed
at the public cost.
Meaning of statute from wikipedia
- a statute
is a formal written enactment
of a legislative authority
, city , or county
typically, statutes command
- an act of parliament
is a statute
(commonly and mistakenly
a law) enacted
as primary legislation
by a national
- the rome statute
of the international criminal court
to as the international criminal court statute
or the rome statute) is
law or statute
law is written
law (as opposed
to oral or customary
law ) set down by a legislature
- the mile of 5,280 feet is sometimes called
mile or land mile to distinguish
it from the nautical
mile (1,852 metres, about
- administrative level there
regions, of which
five are constitutionally given
a broader amount
of autonomy granted
- another important statute
from the republican
era is the lex aquilia
of 286 bc, which
may be regarded
as the root of modern
tort law .
- the galician statute
of autonomy. (estatuto de autonomía de galicia. of 1981 is the current basic institutional
norm of galicia
- a state government
in canada) is the government
of a country subdivision
in a federal
form of government
- statutory instruments
'an order, regulation, rule, scheme
or bye-law made in exercise
of a power conferred