American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A law enacted by a legislature.
- n. A decree or edict, as of a ruler.
- n. An established law or rule, as of a corporation.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ordinance or law; specifically, a law promulgated in writing by a legislative body; an enactment by a legislature; in the United States, an act of Congress or of a State or Territorial legislature passed and promulgated according to constitutional requirements; in Great Britain, an act of Parliament made by the Sovereign by and with the advice of the Lords and Commons. Some early statutes are in the form of charters or ordinances, proceeding from the crown, the consent of the Lords and Commons not being expressed. Statutes are either public or private (in the latter case affecting an individual or a company); but the term is usually restricted to public acts of a general and permanent character. Strictly speaking, an ordinance established by either house of the legislature, or by both, without the assent of the executive, as a resolution, or joint resolution, is not a statute. The word has sometimes, however, been interpreted to include municipal ordinances. See also act, article, bill, by-law, charter, code, decree, edict, law, ordinance, petition, provision.
- n. The act of a corporation or of its founder, intended as a permanent rule or law: as, the statutes of a university.
- n. In foreign and civil law, any particular municipal law or usage, though not resting for its authority on judicial decisions or the practice of nations.
- n. A statute-fair.
- n. Same as special statute.
- n. An English statute of 1571 (13 Eliz., c. 5), reënacted in nearly all of the United States, which declares all conveyances of property with intent to delay, hinder, or defraud creditors to be void as against such creditors.
- n. An English statute of 1585 (27 Eliz., c. 4) making void all conveyances of land made with intent to deceive purchasers.
- n. An English statute or ordinance of 1283 (11 Edw. I.) for the collection of debts.
- n. Another of 1285 (13 Edw. I.) for the same purpose.
- n. Synonyms Enactment, Ordinance, etc. See law.
- To ordain; enact; decree or establish.
- n. A compilation of all statutes enacted by a legislature during a session or a series of sessions. The United States Statutes at Large run consecutively from March 4, 1789. Session laws, pamphlet laws, public laws, and general public laws are other names for statutes at large.
- n. Written law, as laid down by the legislature.
- n. law (Common law) Legislated rule of society which has been given the force of law by those it governs.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. 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 from common law. See Common law, under common, a.
- n. An act of a corporation or of its founder, intended as a permanent rule or law.
- n. engraving An assemblage of farming servants (held possibly by statute) for the purpose of being hired; -- called also
- n. an act passed by a legislative body
- adj. enacted by a legislative body
- From Middle English status, from Old French status, from Late Latin statutum ("a statute"), neuter singular of Latin statutus, past participle of statuere ("to set up, establish"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French estatut, from Late Latin statūtum, from neuter of Latin statūtus, past participle of statuere, to set up, from status, position. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“This statute is about one thing and it's NOT traffic safety.”
“The plain language of the statute applied to the plaintiffs, but in my view there was not much point in telling a judge that the plain language of the statute is the plain language of the statute.”
“This statute is actually worse than those in Arizona and Oklahoma.”
“On the constitutional avoidance canon, that only applies where the statute is ambiguous and there is a serious constitutional question.”
“Taken together, these considerations lead us to conclude that the statute is a “necessary and proper” means of exercising the federal authority that permits Congress to create federal criminal laws, to punish their violation, to imprison violators, to provide appropriately for those imprisoned, and to maintain the security of those who are not imprisoned but who may be affected by the federal imprisonment of others. (emphasis added).”
“It also makes one wonder to what extent the statute is actually Constitutional .....”
“Taken together, these considera-tions lead us to conclude that the statute is a “necessary and proper” means of exercising the federal authority thatpermits Congress to create federal criminal laws, to pun-ish their violation, to imprison violators, to provide appropriately for those imprisoned, and to maintain the securityof those who are not imprisoned but who may be affected by the federal imprisonment of others.”
“Criminal Code, he has a prima facie burden to prove to the court that the statute is affirmatively constitutional?”
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